fly off

Also found in: Idioms.

w>fly off

(plane, person)abfliegen, wegfliegen; (bird)wegfliegen, fortfliegen; to fly off to the southnach Süden fliegen; a search plane flew off to look for themein Suchflugzeug flog los, um nach ihnen Ausschau zu halten; as the plane flew off into the sunsetwährend das Flugzeug der untergehenden Sonne entgegenflog
(= come off, hat, lid etc) → wegfliegen; (button)abspringen
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References in classic literature ?
Shortly after the nuptials, the Eagle said, "Fly off and bring me back the ostrich you promised me." The Kite, soaring aloft into the air, brought back the shabbiest possible mouse, stinking from the length of time it had lain about the fields.
It looks very funny, but it is so perfectly balanced a gait that you can fly off from it at any angle you please, and in dealing with snakes this is an advantage.
Darzee, if you have a grain of sense you will fly off to the stables and pretend that your wing is broken, and let Nagaina chase you away to this bush.
Why should he pay her such attentions as to make her quarrel with my brother, and then fly off himself?"
This is all very well, but when he tries to kick a fly off the top of his head with his hind foot, it is too much variety.
The castle said it was not uncommon for young birds of prey to spread their wings and fly off for a few days.
FIA said that all three Afghan females who wanted to fly off London through bogus documents hailed from same family.
Here's something that's true, When bologna fills you, Be sure not to fly off the handle.
PLANS to have fighter jets fly off the deck of Britain's new supercarrier at the ship's naming ceremony have been ditched - because of an engine scare.
Those afflicted leave piles of snow and ice on their vehicles, so they can fly off into someone's windshield, possibly causing injury, or even death from a resulting accident.
Unsecured doors or panels can fly off their hinges in flight, damaging the aircraft or worse.
HOLIDAY-MAKERS will soon have to dig even deeper if they fly off for a well-earned break.