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1. A flight over a specific location, usually at low altitude, as by a formation of military aircraft.
2. Chiefly British An overpass, as on a highway.
Informal Of or relating to the interior region of the United States and Canada, ostensibly regarded as provincial or dull by residents of urban areas along the coasts. Used attributively: a flyover state; flyover cities.
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1. (Civil Engineering)
a. an intersection of two roads at which one is carried over the other by a bridge
b. such a bridge
2. (Aeronautics) the US name for fly-past
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(ˈflaɪˌoʊ vər)

1. a formation of aircraft flight for observation from the ground.
2. a flight over a specified area.
3. Brit. overpass.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flyover - bridge formed by the upper level of a crossing of two highways at different levels
bridge, span - a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
2.flyover - a flight at a low altitude (usually of military aircraft) over spectators on the groundflyover - a flight at a low altitude (usually of military aircraft) over spectators on the ground
flying, flight - an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him"
aircraft - a vehicle that can fly
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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[ˈflaɪˌəʊvəʳ] N (Brit) (Aut) → paso m elevado, paso m a desnivel (LAm) (US) (= flypast) → desfile m aéreo
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[ˈflaɪəʊvər] n (British) (= overpass) → pont m autoroutierfly paper npapier m tue-mouches
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[ˈflaɪˌəʊvəʳ] n (Brit) (bridge) → cavalcavia m inv
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(flai) past tense flew (fluː) : past participle flown (floun) verb
1. to (make something) go through the air on wings etc or in an aeroplane. The pilot flew (the plane) across the sea.
2. to run away (from). He flew (the country).
3. (of time) to pass quickly. The days flew past.
ˈflyer, ˈflier noun
1. a person who flies an aeroplane etc or is in one.
2. a sheet of paper advertising a product, event etc. handing out flyers to passers-by.
flying saucer
a strange flying object thought possibly to come from another planet.
flying visit
a very short, often unexpected, visit. She paid her mother a flying visit.
frequent flyer/flier noun
a passenger who flies frequently in the same airline and receives bonuses accordingly.
ˈflyleaf noun
a blank page at the beginning or end of a book.
ˈflyover noun
a road etc which is built up so as to cross above another. a flyover across the motorway.
fly in the face of
to oppose or defy; to treat with contempt. He flew in the face of danger.
fly into
suddenly to get into (a rage, a temper etc).
fly off the handle
to lose one's temper.
get off to a flying start
to have a very successful beginning. Our new shop has got off to a flying start.
let fly (often with at)
to throw, shoot or send out violently. He let fly (an arrow) at the target.
send (someone/something) flying
to hit or knock someone or something so that he or it falls down or falls backwards. She hit him and sent him flying.
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In order to minimise hold-ups and keep traffic flowing, the vitally important A55 has the minimum number of roundabouts and is largely served, along its long length, by a whole range of fast exit and entry roads, bridges, loops, underpasses, fly-overs and tunnels.
progress while carpetting of other fly-overs at different
This, he said was despite the fact that Rs 260 million were already paid for the 303 metre-long fly-over project comprising two lanes covering the railway line and connecting Malir with thickly populated Azeempura locality, ultimately improving the traffic flow on Sharae Faisal and the connecting roads.
He said the carpetting at Carriage Way was already in progress while carpetting of other fly-overs at different other sections would begin very soon.
He on the occasion directed the concerned contractors and KMC employees to also ensure completion of work beneath the fly-over with equal attention towards construction of pavements, foot paths and dividers.
He said the PHA Multan would be provided a seven feet wide strip from one pillar to the next under the Metro fly-overs for plantation of flowers and other plants.
Gadkari laid foundation stones of or dedicated total of eight construction works worth Rs 4,251 crore, including four fly-overs between Raipur to Durg Monday.
The Red Arrows and Spitfires were due to carry out fly-overs at the event, but they have sadly had to postpone.
The Karachi Mayor apprised him of measures adopted to streamline traffic flow around the under-construction fly-overs and under-pass across the metropolis.
To keep with the theme, the showroom also featured giant images of completed and continuing construction activities across the kingdom, from the creation of Bab Al Bahrain, the iconic main entrance to Manama Souq, to the huge fly-overs currently being built to ease the flow of traffic between Isa Town and Sitra.
Satyendra Kumar Jain, New Delhi's health minister, said labourers living in urban slums or beneath road fly-overs were suffering the most.