let fly

let fly
phrasal 1. to hurl an object 2. to give unrestrained expression to an emotion or utterance <
let fly with some sharp rebukes — Janice Castro

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • let fly — (something) to start shouting angrily. I was so angry I let fly at them as soon as they came in. (sometimes + at) Gripping the arms of his chair, he let fly a barrage of offensive comments …   New idioms dictionary

  • let fly — ► let fly attack physically or verbally. Main Entry: ↑let …   English terms dictionary

  • let fly — index precipitate (throw down violently), project (impel forward) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • let fly — verb fire as from a gun (Freq. 1) The soldiers let drive their bullets • Syn: ↑loose off, ↑let drive • Hypernyms: ↑fire, ↑discharge • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • let fly — 1) to shoot or throw something We waited until the enemy was within range and then let fly. 2) to criticize someone angrily let fly at: The teacher really let fly at Jeff …   English dictionary

  • let fly — 1) he let fly with a brick Syn: hurl, fling, throw, propel, pitch, lob, toss, launch; shoot, fire, blast; informal chuck, sling, heave 2) she let fly at Geoffrey Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • let fly. — See let. → fly …   Useful english dictionary

  • let fly — Synonyms and related words: bowl, cast, catapult, charge, chuck, chunk, cock, dart, dash, detonate, discharge, drop, eject, fell, fire, fire off, fling, flip, fork, gun, gun for, heave, hit, hurl, hurtle, jerk, lance, launch, let off, load, lob,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • let fly — attack. → let …   English new terms dictionary

  • let fly — See let drive …   New dictionary of synonyms

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