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1 adjective
1 [only before noun] able to fly [= winged]:
a story about a flying horse

with flying colours

if you pass a test with flying colours, you are very successful in it

a flying visit

a quick visit because you do not have much time

a flying start

a very good or successful start:
The appeal has got off to a flying start, with over £200,000 raised in the first week.

a flying jump/leap

a long high jump made while you are running:
He took a flying leap and just managed to clear the stream.

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