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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Two of the enemy's shots had already flown across the bridge, where there was a crush.
Pollyanna, had fairly flown across the room and flung herself into her aunt's scandalized, unyielding lap.
He had gone away and the secret garden was empty--except for the robin who had just flown across the wall and sat on a standard rose-bush watching her.
Following their friendship, Montgomery embraced Islam, two years ago, before flying to Bahawalpur and tying the knot with the fast bowler.However, this is not the first time a woman has flown across the globe to tie the knot with a Pakistani man after meeting on social media.
Drugs were loaded onto a drone, flown across the buffer zone and landed in an empty field in the north where they were collected by the suspect.
The state intelligence and army officers were inspecting the pigeon who might have flown across border from Pakistan and landed in Punjab's Hoshiarpur district with some words in Urdu inscribed on its wings.
Conwy town councillors were angry that the flag, which will be flown across the world on Monday, would not be flying above the castle as it was "not Welsh Government Policy" to do so.
Rossy, who has already flown across the English Channel and the Lake Geneva, flew at a height of 200 feet above earth at speeds of up to 190 mile per hour.
A COUNCIL yesterday stood by its decision to cut down a set of England flags flown across a street ahead of the World Cup.
After the passengers disembark the empty plane is flown across the Atlantic to London where it is cleaned with a special spray.
An aircraft flown by Amsterdam-based KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has today (24 March) flown across India after missing its destination airport, according to reports.
ARMED nuclear missiles were flown across America by mistake, military chiefs admitted yesterday.
A LIFE-SIZE model of a Tyrannosaurus Rex was yesterday flown across the countryside, dangling from a helicopter.
Since winning the Daily Record's Faceof Vital 2002 and 2003 respectively, they have graced catwalks swathed in designer couture, mixed with top fashionistas and flown across the world to stunning foreign locations.
The city is trying to sell itself as a distribution centre for air cargo flown across the North pole, which would save money over standard air shipping routes from Europe and Asia.