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fly past (someone or something)

To soar or glide by someone or something The hawk flew past us and gave us quite a fright. The ball flew past me, so I had to chase it down in the outfield.
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fly past (someone or something)

to soar or glide past someone or something. The stone flew past Mike's left ear, and he ducked. The plane flew past the cloud bank.
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Thousands of people descended on the two sites to catch a glimpse of the historic fly past, leading to long traffic jams.
New Delhi [India], Jan 16 ( ANI ): The home grown Light Combat aircraft Tejas and the Akash air defence missile system would be the main attraction of the Indian Air Force (IAF) tableaux at the Republic Day parade along with the 'Sutlej' An-32 aircraft which will for the first time take part in the fly past using 10 percent biofuel.
On a day like this one, the BDF has had an opportunity, through its aircraft fly past to display that it had kept pace with modern warfare technology and had acquired vehicles of tactical mobility and C130 Hercules aircraft for strategic mobility.
Another momentous event of the day was the maiden fly past by Augusta-139 Helicopters formation which was led by Wing Commander Irfan Zeb.
THE Queen has led the nation in marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain - watching a fly past of historic aircraft over the capital.
Honorary Air Commodore Vic Norman, of 614 Squadron Cardiff and Glamorgan, will be taking off from Cardiff Airport and flying along the coast past Cardiff city centre to perform a fly past at 614 Squadron's wartime base RAF Pengam Moors during the morning.
The synopsis of the commercial, which will be translated into Arabic, French, German and Chinese, shows people enjoying a day at the beach who are surprised to see an Etihad A340 fly past, trailing a giant message.
A fly past and a "bow of honour" by the Welsh Air Ambulance Service were also performed.
After the service two Tornados staged a fly past 1000ft above the cathedral.
Summary: Astronomers are getting their telescopes ready to catch sight of a speeding ball of rock which will fly past the Earth on Tuesday night.
* Air Cadets from 499 Port Talbot Squadron wait to see a Lancaster Bomber fly past * The Breitling Wingwalkers delight the crowds at Wales National Air Show as they fly past Swansea Bay PICTURE: Richard Swingler
BON VOYAGE: Pupils from Ursuline Catholic Primary in Crosby look out for the planes (inset) as they complete their fly past
fly past the moon as they arrive at the RSPB Vane Farm Nature Reserve by Loch Leven, Scotland.
MESSENGER will fly past Mercury again in September 2009 and settle into orbit around the planet in 2011.
How do you both fly past FALIA and lead the turn at FALIA?