fly from (someone or something)

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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.
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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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
It rolls away from its source with so inconsiderable a current, that it appears unlikely to escape being dried up by the hot season, but soon receiving an increase from the Gemma, the Keltu, the Bransu, and other less rivers, it is of such a breadth in the plain of Boad, which is not above three days' journey from its source, that a ball shot from a musket will scarce fly from one bank to the other.
Thus did Raoul's thoughts fly from one extreme to the other.
He is so fit that he can simply fly from one building to another," Jash told M AIL T ODAY on Friday.
One business commentator noted: "You can fly from one capital to the other in an hour.
Some astronomers will fly from one site to another, since no one place offers a vantage point for all 21 known fragments.
Particles to be accelerated fly from one electrode to the other, and in doing so gain an amount of energy determined by the voltage difference (a certain number of electron-volts of energy for the same number of volts in the voltage difference).