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English definition of “airlift”


noun [C]    /ˈeər·lɪft/
an operation organized to move supplies or people by aircraft to or from a place , esp . in a difficult or dangerous situation : Officials are planning an airlift of animal feed to the area hit by early winter snowfalls . airlift    /ˈeərˌlɪft/ verb [T] They airlifted food and supplies to people stranded on the snow-covered mountains .
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