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fly away

To leave some place or area by flying. Look, the birds are flying away for the winter.
See also: away, fly
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fly away

to take flight and depart. The owl hooted one last hoot and flew away. All the birds flew away when the cat came around.
See also: away, fly
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The Gargoyles roughly pushed them into the opening, where there was a platform, and then flew away and left them.
So the horse gave a groan, flopped its four wings all together, and flew away from the platform.
So the Swallow picked out the great ruby from the Prince's sword, and flew away with it in his beak over the roofs of the town.
So the Swallow plucked out the Prince's eye, and flew away to the student's garret.
Darling was angry with her and chained her up in the yard, and so all the children flew away."
"They flew away," Wendy continued, "to the Neverland, where the lost children are."
When the carter saw this, he drew out his hatchet and aimed a blow at the sparrow, meaning to kill her; but she flew away, and the blow fell upon the poor horse's head with such force, that he fell down dead.
'Not wretch enough yet!' answered the sparrow as she flew away; 'now will I plague and punish thee at thy own house.' The carter was forced at last to leave his cart behind him, and to go home overflowing with rage and vexation.
Then she threw over each one a little shirt, which when it had touched their bodies changed them into swans, and they flew away over the forest.
If a single word comes out of your mouth, all your labour is vain.' And when the brothers had said this the quarter of an hour came to an end, and they flew away out of the window as swans.
The Pigeon flew away, and in a few minutes he had reached the clouds.
Pinocchio jumped off the Pigeon's back, and the Pigeon, not wanting any thanks for a kind deed, flew away swiftly and disappeared.
So six of them took the end of the string in their beaks and flew away with it; and to his amazement it flew after them and went even higher than they.
Delivery driver Sibghat, 32, said: "I had him in his cage while I was outside cleaning my bike but he managed to get out of it and flew away.
In school, when we were told to pen essays on topics such as 'A rainy day', 'A sunny day' or 'A windy day', if selecting the last one we would try to be funny by writing things such as someone's cap flew away or maybe someone who used to wear a wig could not hide his baldness any longer as the wig flew away.