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jet

noun  /dʒet/ us  

jet noun (CONTINUOUS FLOW)

[C] a strong, narrow, continuous flow, esp. of water or gas, that is forced out of a small hole: The whale blew a jet of water into the air.

jet noun (AIRCRAFT)

[C] a fast aircraft with a jet engine : He owns a private jet.

jet noun (STONE)

[U] a hard, black, shiny stone that is used to make jewelry

jet

verb [I always + adv/prep]  /dʒet/ (-tt-) us  

jet verb [I always + adv/prep] (TRAVEL BY AIRCRAFT)

to travel in a jet aircraft: I’m jetting off to LA next week.
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