fly across (something)

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fly across (something)

To traverse a place or area by plane. I live in California, but the rest of my family is in New York, so I've flown across the country many times.
See also: across, fly
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fly across something

[for a bird or a plane] to move in the air across something. A bird flew across the open area in the forest. A large jet flew across the clear blue sky.
See also: across, fly
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
So that night, when the moon was shining through the palm-trees and all the King's men were asleep, the parrot slipped out through the bars of the prison and flew across to the palace.
Gladiator and Diana came up to it together and almost at the same instant; simultaneously they rose above the stream and flew across to the other side; Frou-Frou darted after them, as if flying; but at the very moment when Vronsky felt himself in the air, he suddenly saw almost under his mare's hoofs Kuzovlev, who was floundering with Diana on the further side of the stream.
I heard the swish of the water as the ship was suddenly brought round, and a foamy yellow-green wave flew across the little round window and left it streaming.
I flew across the field, leaped the stone fence, and then walked down the lane to meet him.
Having travelled from land to land in this fashion without finding anything to rivet his attention, it occurred to him to take the form of an eagle, and in this shape he flew across many countries and arrived at length in a new and lovely spot, where the air seemed filled with the scent of jessamine and orange flowers with which the ground was thickly planted.
Blewett went out in quest of a recipe the latter had come to borrow she sprang up and flew across the room to Marilla.
We flew across and slung the clothes off him, and Harris landed him one with a slipper, and I shouted in his ear, and he awoke.
The flying waiter then flew across Holborn for the soup, and flew back again, and then took another flight for the made-dish, and flew back again, and then took another flight for the joint and poultry, and flew back again, and between whiles took supplementary flights for a great variety of articles, as it was discovered from time to time that the immovable waiter had forgotten them all.
Then bending to their work once more, they flew across the intervening water, beached their boats upon the sloping sand, and rushed up to us, prostrating themselves with loud cries of greeting before the young chief.
But all in good time,--for just then, as they went prowling into the thickest of the wood, terrific howls burst upon them on all sides, and volleys of darts and stones flew across the path.
The Turkish Cypriot daily did not specify which part of the 180-km buffer zone the drone flew across. Also, Cyprus police were not immediately available for comment.
"When Amy flew across the world there was no air traffic, no authorities, no paperwork -- she just took off and flew in the direction she wanted to go.
Dad Steve, 57, said: "It flew across the floor with a huge force.
Trappe became the only person to cross the English Channel by cluster balloon in May 2010, and flew across the Alps in 2011.