1.
to fly out of
(In the literal sense. Think of a bird flying out of your room.)
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2.
to be fired
(A colloquial term for getting fired. )
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3.
to trip
(For an electric fuse or circuit breaker. The word is used because back in the day, there used to be something actually flying out.)
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Word Family

The original idea of this family was:

flowing, gliding

And it could be a liquid as well as a flowing motion in the air.
Here’s an (incomplete) list of English members of the family. You’ll see that most of them are about a “continuous motion” in or of liquid or in air.

  • flow
  • float
  • flood
  • fleet
  • fly
  • flee
  • flight
  • pulmonary (Originally: the body part that floats)
  • pneumonia
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