Definition of overfly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈflī/

verb (overflies, overflying; past overflew; past participle overflown)

[with object]
1Fly over (a place or territory): the first airship to overfly the North Pole
More example sentences
  • 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 thing): overfly the radio beacon by approximately fifteen seconds
More example sentences
  • Then, continue climbing in the pattern and overfly the runway so you leave the airport with good altitude already in the bank.



Pronunciation: /ˈōvərˌflīt/
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: o·ver·fly

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