fly at

Attack fiercely, assault. For example, The dogs flew at each other's throats. [Late 1500s]


Nearby words

  1. fluxionary hyperemia,
  2. fluxmeter,
  3. fly,
  4. fly agaric,
  5. fly ash,
  6. fly ball,
  7. fly blind,
  8. fly blister,
  9. fly block,
  10. fly book

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