Definition of overfly in English:


verboverflies, overflying, overflew, overflown

[with object]
  • 1Fly over (a place)

    ‘Nato is sending a surveillance plane to overfly the city’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Please contact Syrian air control and arrange for us permission to overfly Syrian airspace en route to Baghdad.’
    1. 1.1Fly beyond (a place or object)
      ‘overfly the radio beacon by approximately 15 seconds’
      • ‘Then, continue climbing in the pattern and overfly the runway so you leave the airport with good altitude already in the bank.’