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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.
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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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He was successful; and in another moment he appeared flying across the narrow opening that skirted the base of the terrace on which the village stood, with the velocity of an arrow, and bearing a prize in each hand.
But suddenly the Patchwork Girl threw up one arm, which knocked the bottle of powder from the crooked man's hand and sent it flying across the room.
Then he came into the business part of the city, where the streets were sewers of inky blackness, with horses sleeping and plunging, and women and children flying across in panic-stricken droves.
It also gave customers the choice to redeem their JPMiles by flying across other airlines.
The kickboxer- banned from kicking in this bout- was left in tears as Mayweather danced a merry jig, having stalked his opponent and sent him flying across the canvas like a rag-doll.
"Strict action should be taken against theviolators and strict measures should be taken to implement the banon kite flying across the province," the chief minister said.The kite ropes known as kite strings are made of glass powder.
The tropical storm is flying across the Atlantic at 85mph and will fizzle out before reaching the UK.
In December last year, the GDN reported that the blast that took place at the shop was so powerful that it sent debris flying across the street.
Zaharie Ahmad Shah also practised flying across ocean until his plane ran out of fuel in the weeks before his aircraft disappeared.
Summary: Israel's nature authority said Tuesday that a vulture from one of its reserves had been captured on suspicion of espionage in neighboring Lebanon after flying across the border.
But she described flying across the Dead Sea as beingspectacular.
Summary: 291,518 guests flying across Etihad's global network during Eid Al Fitr
But as the years went by, and he started making shows such as this, we realised May was a star in his own right, whether flying across Europe in a light aircraft, or building a huge model train set.
Dozens of on-lookers were thrilled at the rare sight of the wide-body aircraft flying across the pristine coast line of Saadiyat Island, said a statement from Etihad.
On 26 February 2012 the carrier flew 52,992 passengers, a new record which surpasses the previous record which was set on 22 December 2011 with 52,397 passengers flying across the carrier's network.