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.
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.
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 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.
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.
uk GYRO WATCH WE track Norman Surplus's bid to be the first person to fly around the world in a gyrocopter Nongprue, Thailand Log on to Norman's website at www.
The Oxfordshire grandmother, pictured, is attempting to fly around all 206 airfields in Britain.
She successfully juggled marriage, flying, and speaking arrangements, until her fateful attempt to fly around the world.
The golden light of the morning catches under their wings as they fly around and around above the house, with swoops and sudden turns in the wind as they circle and shift and swap positions in the air rounding the property- thirty times before stopping mid-flight.
But if I had gobs of dough to spend, maybe I would fly around like Peter Pan while playing, rent a mechanical bull to ride, and shower flower petals from the ceiling.
The Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer will reportedly take off from the Kennedy Space Center and fly around the world, to pass the Kennedy Space Center again and then continue on to England.
He says Latin American airlines can do little about economic downturns--except fly around them with improved technology and clever management.
A study of creatures that fly around at night supplies a new answer to the question of why some bats avoid hunting under a full moon.