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o·ver·fly

overfly

 
pronunciation:
o vr flaI
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: overflies, overflying, overflew, overflown
definition 1: to fly an aircraft over (a specific area, esp. of a foreign country) for the purpose of reconnaissance.
definition 2: to fly an aircraft beyond (a specified point).
The pilot overflew the runway and crashed.
derivation: overflight (n.)