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1. To leave for a particular destination on an airplane. I'm flying out to Dallas 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"). In this usage, the past tense of "fly" is "flied." Ugh, our best hitter just flied out.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.