Definition of Let fly

1. Verb. Fire as from a gun. "The soldiers let drive their bullets"

Exact synonyms: Let Drive, Loose Off
Generic synonyms: Discharge, Fire

Definition of Let fly

1. Verb. (idiomatic intransitive) To kick or hit a projectile with great force. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Let Fly

let's not and say we did
let's roll
let's see
let-down reflex
let alone
let be
let bygones be bygones
let down
let drive
let fly (current term)
let freedom ring
let go
let go and let God
let go of
let her rip
let him that is without sin cast the first stone
let him who is without sin cast the first stone
let in
let in on
let it be
let it go
let know
let loose
let me see

Literary usage of Let fly

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Odyssey of Homer by Homer (1921)
"Now then, six let fly first; and see if Zeus allows Odysseus to be hit and us to win ... He said, and all to whom he spoke let fly their spears with power. ..."

2. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini, John Addington Symonds (1889)
"... together with some biting words which in my righteous anger I had let fly at himself. LXI. After the lapse of three days, on a Thursday, there came to ..."

3. Letters of George Meredith by George Meredith (1912)
"If it rain, we '11 draw the blinds, let fly the corks, and dance. If it's fair, I '11 sweat you gently over the hills and home to our tobacco Parliament. ..."

4. The Year Book of Daily Recreation and Information: Concerning Remarkable Men William Hone by William Hone (1841)
"8C tli with the dogs, and would hold out half a league outright, continually upon the wing ; and, secondly, with hawks called blockers, which were let fly ..."

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