Definition of airlift verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

airlift

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈɛrlɪft//
 
airlift somebody/somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they airlift
 
he / she / it airlifts
 
past simple airlifted
 
-ing form airlifting
 
 
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to take someone or something to or from an area by aircraft, especially in an emergency or when roads are closed or dangerous Two casualties were airlifted to safety. Over 200 residents were airlifted off the island.
compare sealift
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: airlift

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