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flying doctor

  
     ( flying doctors    plural  ) A flying doctor is a doctor, especially in Australia, who travels by aircraft to visit patients who live in distant or isolated areas.      n-count  
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flying  
1       adj   A flying animal has wings and is able to fly.  
ADJ n  
...species of flying insects.     
2    If someone or something gets off to a flying start, or makes a flying start, they start very well, for example in a race or a new job.  
get off to a flying start      phrase   V inflects  
Advertising revenue in the new financial year has got off to a flying start...     


flying doctor        ( flying doctors    plural  ) A flying doctor is a doctor, especially in Australia, who travels by aircraft to visit patients who live in distant or isolated areas.      n-count  
flying fish        ( flying fish    plural)   ( flying fishes    plural  ) Flying fish are a type of fish that live in warm seas. They have large fins that enable them to move forward in the air when they jump out of the water.      n-var  
flying saucer        ( flying saucers    plural  ) A flying saucer is a round, flat object which some people say they have seen in the sky and which they believe to be a spacecraft from another planet.  
OLD-FASHIONED      n-count  
Flying Squad     
The Flying Squad is a group of police officers who are always ready to travel quickly to the scene of a serious crime.  
  (BRIT)      n-proper-coll   the N  
flying visit        ( flying visits    plural  ) A flying visit is a visit that only lasts a very short time.      n-count  
high-flying     
A high-flying person is successful or is likely to be successful in their career.      adj   usu ADJ n  
...her high-flying newspaper-editor husband.     
low-flying     
Low-flying aircraft or birds are flying very close to the ground, or lower than normal.      adj   ADJ n  

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flying

  

      adj  
1    brief, fleeting, fugacious, hasty, hurried, rushed, short-lived, transitory  
2    express, fast, fleet, mercurial, mobile, rapid, speedy, winged  
3    airborne, flapping, floating, fluttering, gliding, hovering, in the air, soaring, streaming, volitant, waving, wind-borne, winging  

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n.
Doctor of Medicine; Physician
MD Physician
n.
Medical Doctor Manning
n.
fear of flying on an airplane
[Psych.]
n.
physician in charge in a SAMU medical Regulation center of evaluation of , calssification , sorting Medical Emergencies, and deciding of the prehospital best emergency care
called also Medical Regulator and different of English Medical Dispatchers who are not physicians
n.
a Registered Trademark owned by WHAM-O INC, commonly used to refer its famous flying disc
n.
When economic outlook remains uncertain, top management complains about the parsimony of expense reimbursements. Shareholders will not look kindly to executives flying helicopters or first-class international flights unrestrained. chenrong.hubpages.com
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