Overfly meaning

ōvər-flī
To fly over (a particular area or territory) in an aircraft or spacecraft.
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To fly beyond or past; overshoot.

The plane overflew the runway and crashed.

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To fly an aircraft over (a specified area) or beyond (a specified place); esp., to fly over (foreign territory) for reconnaissance.
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To fly over something.

My family planned to take pictures from the ground as I overflew them in the hot air balloon.

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To fly too far past something.

The small size of the airstrip meant that pilots would frequently overfly and have to circle back.

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