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Meaning of overfly

o•ver•fly

Pronunciation: (ō"vur-flī'), [key]
— v., -flew, -flown, -fly•ing.
—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 instead of making a scheduled stop: to overfly Philadelphia because of bad weather.
—v.i.
  1. to fly over a particular territory, country, etc.: The plane approached the border but never overflew.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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