Definition of overfly in English:


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Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈflʌɪ

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.
  • 1.1Fly beyond (a place or object): overfly the radio beacon by approximately 15 seconds
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    • Then, continue climbing in the pattern and overfly the runway so you leave the airport with good altitude already in the bank.



Pronunciation: /ˈəʊvəflʌɪt/
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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.

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