Definition of airlift verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

airlift

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈeəlɪft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈerlɪft//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they airlift
BrE BrE//ˈeəlɪft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈerlɪft//
 
he / she / it airlifts
BrE BrE//ˈeəlɪfts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈerlɪfts//
 
past simple airlifted
BrE BrE//ˈeəlɪftɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈerlɪftɪd//
 
past participle airlifted
BrE BrE//ˈeəlɪftɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈerlɪftɪd//
 
-ing form airlifting
BrE BrE//ˈeəlɪftɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈerlɪftɪŋ//
 
Natural disasters
 
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airlift somebody/something to take somebody/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. See related entries: Natural disasters
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