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Definition of parachute verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they parachute
    he / she / it parachutes
    past simple parachuted
    -ing form parachuting
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  1. 1[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) to jump from an aircraft using a parachute The pilot was able to parachute to safety. She regularly goes parachuting.
  2. 2[transitive] parachute somebody/something + adv./prep. to drop someone or something from an aircraft by parachute Supplies were parachuted into the region.
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