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airlift

noun [C]  us   /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
verb [T]  us   /ˈeərˌlɪft/
They airlifted food and supplies to people stranded on the snow-covered mountains.
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