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FLY IN THE FACE OF

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fly in the face of mean? 

FLY IN THE FACE OF (verb)
  The verb FLY IN THE FACE OF has 1 sense:

1. go against

  Familiarity information: FLY IN THE FACE OF used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FLY IN THE FACE OF (verb)


Sense 1fly in the face of [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Go against

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

fly in the face of; fly in the teeth of

Context example:

This action flies in the face of the agreement

Hypernyms (to "fly in the face of" is one way to...):

break; go against; violate (fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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