(third-person singular simple present flies out, present participle flying out, simple past flied out or flew out, past participle flied out or flown out)
- To travel rapidly to a destination, typically on an airplane
- I'm going to fly out to see you.
- To rapidly emerge
- Pieces flew out in all directions.
- (baseball) To become out by hitting a fly ball which is caught
- Jones flied out to right field.
- In the baseball sense, the simple past and past participle "flied out" are commonly used in order to avoid confusion with the other senses. For example, the sentence "Jones flew out to right field" could mean either that Jones hurried quickly to right field, or that Jones became out by hitting a fly ball to right field which was caught. On the other hand, "Jones flied out to right field" can only refer to a fly ball.
(plural fly outs)
- (baseball) An instance of flying out
- A fly out was recorded on the scorecard.