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noun [countable] fly pronunciation in British English /flaɪ/
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  1. 1
    a common small insect with wings. Flies eat food, are often found near rubbish, and are responsible for spreading many diseases
    A trapped fly buzzed against the window pane.
    a new spray to kill flies and mosquitoes
    a swarm/cloud/plague of flies: There were clouds of small flies over the river.
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  2. 4
    mainly American the flies on a pair of trousers

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