Overfly
Overfly \O`ver*fly"\, v. t. [imp. {Overflew}; p. p. {Overflown}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overflying}.] To cross or pass over by flight. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

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  • overfly — [ō΄vər flī′, ō′vər flī΄] vt. overflew, overflown, overflying to fly an aircraft over (a specified area) or beyond (a specified place); esp., to fly over (foreign territory) for reconnaissance overflight n …   English World dictionary

  • overfly — UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈflaɪ] / US [ˌoʊvərˈflaɪ] verb [transitive] Word forms overfly : present tense I/you/we/they overfly he/she/it overflies present participle overflying past tense overflew UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈfluː] / US [ˌoʊvərˈflu] past participle overflown… …   English dictionary

  • overfly — /oh veuhr fluy /, v., overflew, overflown, overflying. v.t. 1. to fly over (a specified area, territory, country, etc.): The plane lost its way and overflew foreign territory. 2. to fly farther than or beyond; overshoot. 3. to fly over or past… …   Universalium

  • overfly — verb a) To fly over something. My family planned to take pictures from the ground as I overflew them in the hot air balloon. b) To fly too far past something. The small size of the airstrip meant that pilots would frequently overfly and have to… …   Wiktionary

  • overfly — [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)fla͟ɪ[/t]] overflies, overflying, overflew, overflown VERB When an aircraft overflies an area, it flies over it. [FORMAL] [V n] Permission has not yet been granted for the airline to overfly Tanzania. Syn: fly over …   English dictionary

  • overfly — transitive verb (overflew; overflown; flying) Date: 14th century to fly over; especially to pass over in an aircraft or spacecraft …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • overfly — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. survey, fly across, fly over, inspect; see fly 1 , 4 …   English dictionary for students

  • overfly — o|ver|fly [ˌəuvəˈflaı US ˌouvər ] v past tense overflew [ ˈflu:] past participle overflown [ ˈfləun US ˈfloun] present participle overflying third person singular overflies [T] to fly over an area or country in an aircraft …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • overfly — o|ver|fly [ ,ouvər flaı ] (past tense o|ver|flew [ ,ouvər flu ] ; past participle o|ver|flown [ ,ouvər floun ] ) verb transitive to fly over an area in an airplane …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • overfly — o·ver fly || ‚əʊvÉ™(r) flaɪ v. fly over; fly past …   English contemporary dictionary

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