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

     

    parachute

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈpærəʃuːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærəʃuːt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they parachute
    BrE BrE//ˈpærəʃuːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærəʃuːt//
     
    he / she / it parachutes
    BrE BrE//ˈpærəʃuːts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærəʃuːts//
     
    past simple parachuted
    BrE BrE//ˈpærəʃuːtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærəʃuːtɪd//
     
    past participle parachuted
    BrE BrE//ˈpærəʃuːtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærəʃuːtɪd//
     
    -ing form parachuting
    BrE BrE//ˈpærəʃuːtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærəʃuːtɪŋ//
     
    Extreme sports, Plane travel
     
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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. See related entries: Extreme sports, Plane travel
  2. 2[transitive] parachute somebody/something + adv./prep. to drop somebody/something from an aircraft by parachute Supplies were parachuted into the region. See related entries: Extreme sports, Plane travel
  3. Word Origin late 18th cent.: from French para- ‘protection against’ + chute ‘fall’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: parachute