let+fly

  • 1 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 …

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  • 2 let fly — ► let fly attack physically or verbally. Main Entry: ↑let …

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

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  • 4 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 …

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  • 5 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 …

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  • 6 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 …

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  • 7 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 > …

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  • 8 let fly. — See let. → fly …

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  • 9 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,… …

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  • 10 let fly at — Synonyms and related words: cast at, chuck at, cut and thrust, feint, fire at, flail at, flail away at, fling at, heave at, hit at, hurl against, hurl at, lash out at, let drive at, lunge at, poke at, shy at, sling at, strike at, strike out at,… …

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  • 11 let fly — attack. → let …

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  • 12 let fly — See let drive …

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  • 13 let fly — idi a) to hurl or propel (an object) b) to give free rein to one s anger …

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  • 14 let fly (with) (something) — 1. to throw something or shoot something from a weapon. Police officers let fly canisters of tear gas. The guy in the leather jacket was leaping over the counter when I let fly with a soda bottle. 2. to express yourself in a way that will excite… …

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  • 15 let fly something — 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 …

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  • 16 let fly (at somebody) (with something) — let ˈfly (at sb/sth) (with sth) idiom to attack sb by hitting them or speaking angrily to them • He let fly at me with his fist. • She let fly with a stream of abuse. Main entry: ↑flyidiom …

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  • 17 let fly (at something) (with something) — let ˈfly (at sb/sth) (with sth) idiom to attack sb by hitting them or speaking angrily to them • He let fly at me with his fist. • She let fly with a stream of abuse. Main entry: ↑flyidiom …

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  • 18 To let fly — Let Let, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Let} ({Letted} (l[e^]t t[e^]d), [Obs].); p. pr. & vb. n. {Letting}.] [OE. leten, l[ae]ten (past tense lat, let, p. p. laten, leten, lete), AS. l[=ae]tan (past tense l[=e]t, p. p. l[=ae]ten); akin to OFries. l[=e]ta,… …

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  • 19 To let fly — Fly Fly (fl[imac]), v. i. [imp. {Flew} (fl[=u]); p. p. {Flown} (fl[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Flying}.] [OE. fleen, fleen, fleyen, flegen, AS. fle[ o]gan; akin to D. vliegen, OHG. fliogan, G. fliegen, Icel. flj[=u]ga, Sw. flyga, Dan. flyve, Goth. us …

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  • 20 Fly — (fl[imac]), v. i. [imp. {Flew} (fl[=u]); p. p. {Flown} (fl[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Flying}.] [OE. fleen, fleen, fleyen, flegen, AS. fle[ o]gan; akin to D. vliegen, OHG. fliogan, G. fliegen, Icel. flj[=u]ga, Sw. flyga, Dan. flyve, Goth. us… …

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