befly

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English biflien, from Old English beflēogan ‎(to fly upon), equivalent be- +‎ fly. Cognate with Dutch bevliegen, German befliegen ‎(to fly on), Danish beflyve ‎(to operate).

VerbEdit

befly ‎(third-person singular simple present beflies, present participle beflying, simple past beflew, past participle beflown)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To fly about; fly from; shun; escape.

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