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Definition of fleet:

  1. A flood; a creek or inlet; a bay or estuary; a river; - obsolete, except as a place name, - as Street in London.
  2. A former prison in London, which originally stood near a stream, the ( now filled up).
  3. A number of vessels in company, especially war vessels; also, the collective naval force of a country, etc.
  4. Light; superficially thin; not penetrating deep, as soil.
  5. Swift in motion; moving with velocity; light and quick in going from place to place; nimble.
  6. To cause to slip down the barrel of a capstan or windlass, as a rope or chain.
  7. To draw apart the blocks of; - said of a tackle.
  8. To fly swiftly; to pass over quickly; to hasten; to flit as a light substance.
  9. To hasten over; to cause to pass away lighty, or in mirth and joy.
  10. To move or change in position; - said of persons; as, the crew fleeted aft.
  11. To move or change in position; used only in special phrases; as, of fleet aft the crew.
  12. To pass over rapidly; to skin the surface of; as, a ship that fleets the gulf.
  13. To sail; to float.
  14. To slip on the whelps or the barrel of a capstan or windlass; - said of a cable or hawser.
  15. To take the cream from; to skim.

Synonyms:

make pass, continue, drop dead, zip, glide by, languish, flutter, rip, fall out, expire, egest, temporary, eliminate, evanescent, bat, pass, put across, choke, go across, hand, give-up the ghost, go like lightning, croak, fugitive, run like the wind, move, hurry, study at fast, go by, make it, pass by, slip by, sink, conk, shoot, go past, fast, make tracks, blow over, pelt, lead, zoom, temporal, die, go along, palpitate, reach, wither, dash, spend, sprint, scoot, pass along, elapse, flitter, perish, haste, transitory, go through, race, momentary, whirl, trot, legislate, bucket, clear, fall, nip, authorize, swift, flicker, go, occur, hell-for-leather, draw, kick the bucket, festinate, scud, rocket, shake a leg, bolt, give, make haste, fly, time, surpass, tear, whiz, cash in one's chips, hasten, fugacious, barrel, fleeting, run, overtake, flash, pass on, communicate, pop off, speed, whisk, pass off, come about, scour, evanesce, guide, return, highball, travel by, transient, devolve, hotfoot, slip away, ephemeral, decease, exceed, pass away, go on, excrete, hotfoot it, dart, go like the wind, get cracking, bustle, hustle, breathe, top, exit, turn over, short-lived, buy the farm, take place, sail, waver, hap, get a move on, quiver, happen, overstep, make time, extend, passing, authorise, flit, slide by, rush, overhaul, snuff it, lapse, transcend, emit, fade, melt.

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