fly around

fly around

To move through the air around someone or something (who may or may not be mentioned specifically after "around"). Ugh, there are so many mosquitos flying around tonight! Why are so many gnats flying around us all of a sudden?
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fly around someone or something

to soar or float in the air near someone or something. We saw seven helicopters flying around the stadium. A bunch of mosquitoes flew around me.
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fly around

to soar or float aloft randomly. There were insects flying around everywhere. Planes flew around all day and all night, making it hard to sleep.
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References in classic literature ?
Now the men that chased Hal Clayton and Bud Dixon away would spread the thing around in a half an hour, and every neighbor that heard it would shin out and fly around from one farm to t'other and try to be the first to tell the news.
KARACHI -- Renowned Pakistani singer and social activist Fakhr-e-Alam, who is on "Mission Parwaaz" to fly around the world in 28 days, landed at Karachi Airport along with his team on Tuesday, before heading to other parts of the world to complete his mission.
woken up by the fly around The Buglife nature charity says that though harlequins are not a direct threat to humans, they can leave a nasty smell and crawl over your furniture, leaving unsightly stains, so people are advised to watch out.
"Nowadays you have to sell your soul for it, fly around everywhere and buy everyone flowers" Actor Jeremy Irons on what he claims you have to do now to win an Oscar "I am not going into this to do what Ann Widdecombe did to become a comedy act.
A SWISS solar-powered plane has taken off from Abu Dhabi at the start of the first-ever attempt to fly around the world without using a drop of fuel.
Abu Dhabi- Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are to attempt to fly around the world in a plane powered solely by the sun, seeking to prove that such a flight is possible without using fossil fuel.
To fly around the world powered only by the sun is a goal that has inspired the Solar Impulse project for more than 10 years.
The 53-year-old, who flew in her Diamond DA40 plane with boyfriend Graham Duff, added: "It's all preparation for next year when I'm going to fly around the world solo."
To Fly around the World in a Solar Powered Aeroplane in 2015.
By Hamza Jilani/ Staff Reporter Malaysian pilot James Anthony Tan (21), who is attempting a Guinness World Record for being the youngest pilot to fly around the world, landed at the Doha International Airport yesterday afternoon.
"I would like it if they would build a bubbleship like that so that we could fly around in that bubbleship.
The attempt is part of the initial stages of Piccard's lifelong dream to see a solar-powered plane fly around the world by 2015, reports The Independent.
This one follows three teams who have signed up for the Round Britain Rally, an amateur microlighting contest in which the participants try to fly around as much of the UK as possible.
Just clipping one wing will make the budgie lop-sided and unable to fly, so it will reduce Rambo's ability to fly around and foul on your dad's book collection.
Ryanair already fly around 400,000 people from Edinburgh to Dublin each year.