overflew

overfly

[oh-ver-flahy]
verb (used with object), overflew, overflown, overflying.
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.
verb (used without object), overflew, overflown, overflying.
4.
to fly over a particular territory, country, etc.: The plane approached the border but never overflew.

Origin:
1550–60; over- + fly1

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overfly (ˌəʊvəˈflaɪ)
 
vb , -flies, -flying, -flew, -flown
(tr) to fly over (a territory) or past (a point)

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