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Cause to be knocked or scattered about, as in She bumped into the table and sent all the papers flying . This somewhat hyperbolic idiom was first recorded in 1789.

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Example Sentences

Larry went about the machinery-crowded room securing every object that a lurching ship might send flying from its place.

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axolotl

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