fly from

fly from (someone or something)

1. To leave some place or area by plane. I'm flying from Philadelphia on a noon plane. I'm flying from Dallas—how long do you think it will take me to get to Chicago?
2. To flee in order to evade someone or something. Only one of the burglars was caught—the rest flew from the police.
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fly from someone or something (to something)

to escape from something or some place to a place of safety. The family had to fly from their pursuers to a place of safety outside the country. They flew from the people chasing them.
See also: fly

fly from something (to something)

to go from something or some place to some other place by air. We had to fly from Miami to Raleigh to get a flight to Chicago. We were able to fly from Miami at the last minute.
See also: fly
References in classic literature ?
Butteridge's success a really very considerable number of newspapers, tempted by the impunity of the pioneers in this direction, had pledged themselves to pay in some cases, quite overwhelming sums to the first person to fly from Manchester to Glasgow, from London to Manchester, one hundred miles, two hundred miles in England, and the like.
Further examination revealed that these flies had elevated DJ-1[alpha] expression--the loss of DJ-1[beta] somehow encouraged a compensatory upregulation of DJ-1[alpha], which the authors believe protected the fly from paraquat-induced oxidative damage.
But it is uncertain whether there was one mother fly from the mainland whose offspring then "island hopped" to start new colonies, or whether an occasional new "founder fly" crossed the ocean and populated the various islands separately.