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Definition of airlift verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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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