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fly away

To leave some place or area by flying. Look, the birds are flying away for the winter.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fly away

to take flight and depart. The owl hooted one last hoot and flew away. All the birds flew away when the cat came around.
See also: away, fly
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Flying Away. It's what we all wish we were doing at this time of year, isn't it: jumping on a plane for a marvellous month in the Maldives?
That's when Kocadalli joins the two men who rush to secure the umbrella and the trio place their feet on the base to keep it from flying away. But in spite of its heavy base, the umbrella starts to fly away along with Kocadalli as he held on to the umbrella pole.
"She should be a nymph flying away from the slaughter.
The gull had in fact attacked a blackbird and was flying away with it in its beak, almost certainly to eat.
THE NEXT plane taking off from 07 Is the 12:45 destination heaven A flight from Newcastle to the stars On the way passing Jupiter and Mars Flying away with the newly departed Leaving loved ones on Earth, broken hearted The plane flies on into space Taking the spirits of the human race The in-flight movie shows a vision of the Lord Lost souls listed to his sacred word The gates of heaven are approaching fast Fasten your seatbelts we are landing at last Welcome to paradise, your heavenly home In the realm of the Lord you are free to roam There with the angels in the realm of the sky No pain you feel, no need to cry As you look down on the ones left behind A feeling of love, thoughts so kind You left us that day from 07 As the plane took you away to heaven.
Moments later the gun has slipped out of Wiegel's hands and is flying away across the Reno skyline while the rest of them debate whether to chase it or just pump it full of lead.
Ron Demaine and his wife Lynne left their home in Nottingham at 6am yesterday, arriving at Black Rock Sands at 10am just in time to catch a glimpse of the gull flying away towards the sea.
But RSPCA officers have been unable to catch the duo as they keep flying away.
Grobe and his team reasoned that a strong magnetic field would help keep an electron from flying away. No matter how far it might stray from the nucleus, the magnetic field would keep the electron on a curved path.
When June Bug woke up, all he remembered was the image of himself and Big Momma, along with some other people, dancing on clouds like they were partying in heaven, and then taking off and flying away.
The plastic, which is screwed down, could be in danger of literally flying away in a strong wind, Morrel agreed.
Playing on that notion, the computer enlarges or shrinks the pterodactyl to help you experience it zooming in or flying away.
As an art and music festival however, live music could not be missing from the three-day fiesta that is the Flying Away Festival, which is known for its line-up includiing well-known artists that lift the mood with many attending for the music alone.
Summary: The birds were placed in plastic bags to prevent them from flying away.