verb (overflies, overflying; past overflew; past participle overflown)[with object]
1Fly over (a place): Nato is sending a surveillance plane to overfly the city
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- The Australian space safety regime has been modelled on the US rules, but has been made even tighter because some of the rockets will have to overfly the Australian mainland.
- We now understand that helicopters are overflying the Green Zone.
- The government granted permission for US military aircraft to land and overfly Ireland only on the basis that they are not part of any military operation.
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- The dispute began when Russia blocked Air Canada from overflights on its new Toronto-Delhi nonstop, saying it was outside the agreed treaty.
- Bulgaria's support for overflights was a welcome addition to NATO's air campaign.
- Authorities are attempting to locate the pilots involved in the unauthorized overflight of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Definition of overfly in:
- The US English dictionary