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overfly

[ oh-ver-flahy ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈflaɪ /
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verb (used with object), o·ver·flew, o·ver·flown, o·ver·fly·ing.
to fly over (a specified area, territory, country, etc.): The plane lost its way and overflew foreign territory.
to fly farther than or beyond; overshoot.
to fly over or past instead of making a scheduled stop: to overfly Philadelphia because of bad weather.
verb (used without object), o·ver·flew, o·ver·flown, o·ver·fly·ing.
to fly over a particular territory, country, etc.: The plane approached the border but never overflew.
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Origin of overfly

First recorded in 1550–60; over- + fly2
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British Dictionary definitions for overfly

overfly
/ (ˌəʊvəˈflaɪ) /

verb -flies, -flying, -flew or -flown
(tr) to fly over (a territory) or past (a point)
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