Meanings

1.
to evaporate, to vanish, to fly by
(Pretty much only used for time itself and a few emotions like anger or nervousness. )
How useful:
No examples in database yet.
But you can make some here with ChatGPT.
2.
to lose the way while flying
("sich+Acc verfliegen" - pretty useless unless you're a hobby pilot.)
How useful:
No examples in database yet.
But you can make some here with ChatGPT.

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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