verb (used without object)
to grin or laugh coarsely or mockingly.
verb (used with object)
to mock or deride.
a fleering look; a jeer or gibe.
[flee-er] /ˈfli ər/
a person who .
to grin or laugh at; scoff; sneer
a derisory glance or grin
c.1400, perhaps from Scandinavian (cf. dialectal Norwegian flira, dialectal Danish flire “to grin, titter”). Related: Fleered; fleering.
[flee] /fli/ verb (used without object), fled, fleeing. 1. to run away, as from danger or pursuers; take . 2. to move swiftly; ; speed. verb (used with object), fled, fleeing. 3. to run away from (a place, person, etc.). /fliː/ verb flees, fleeing, fled 1. to run away from (a place, danger, etc); fly: […]
[fleet] /flit/ noun 1. the largest organized unit of naval ships grouped for tactical or other purposes. 2. the largest organization of warships under the command of a single officer. 3. a number of naval vessels or vessels carrying armed crew members. 4. a large group of ships, airplanes, trucks, etc., operated by a single […]
noun, U.S. Navy. 1. the highest ranking naval officer, ranking next above admiral. noun 1. an officer holding the most senior commissioned rank in the US and certain other navies
- Fleet air arm
noun 1. the aviation branch of the Royal Navy FAA