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fly out

1. To leave for a particular destination on an airplane. I'm flying out on Monday morning, and I'll be home Thursday night.
2. To leave a particular place or thing by flying, as of a bird. All of the birds flew out of the tree when they heard us coming.
3. To travel from a particular city or airport, as of an airline. But I don't think that airline flies out of Dulles, so we'll have to pick another one.
4. To depart from some place or thing hastily. We flew out of the restaurant at the sound of the fire alarm.
5. To arrange for someone to fly to a particular destination. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "fly" and "out." I'm going to fly your sister out for her birthday—I think she really needs some time with us here in the sun.
6. In baseball, to hit a fly ball that is caught by an opposing player (and thus be called "out"). Ugh, our best hitter just flied out.
See also: fly, out

fly out

 (of something)
1. Lit. to leave a place by air. We are going to fly out of Manaus on a charter. We flew out on time.
2. Fig. to leave a place quickly. We flew out of there as fast as we could, She opened the door and flew out.
See also: fly, out

fly out

v.
1. To move through the air, leaving some location: The birds flew out of their nest. Yesterday we flew out of London and arrived in New York. The pilot flew the soldiers out quickly.
2. To operate aircraft using some place as a central landing area: This new airline flies out of Boston and already has 20 destination cities.
3. Baseball To be called out by hitting a fly ball that is caught by the other team: The batter swung at the first pitch and flied out.
See also: fly, out
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Richardson and Eric Charles were both hit by a pitch from reliever Victor Acosta to start the bottom of the 10th, but then Acosta got back-to-back fly outs before Murphy got the game-winning double.
The Tornadoes nearly took the lead in that frame, but pinch hitter Jeff LaHair and Grimes produced back-to-back fly outs to the warning track as Worcester stranded its eighth runner of the game.
The Volcanoes had runners on first and second against reliever Chris Wilkes in the sixth inning before he got a pair of fly outs to end the inning.
Gael starter McLaughlin emerged unscathed in the bottom of the inning with a pair of fly outs and a comebacker to the mound.
After hitting a two-run homer in his first at-bat in Saturday night's 5-3 loss to Visalia, Cota beat out an infield single in the third inning, and he ran the bases at full speed on fly outs in each of his next three at-bats.
Brown then induced two fly outs to end the sixth, and allowed one hit but otherwise got through the seventh without trouble.