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English definition of “land”


verb [T] (UNLOAD)    /lænd/
to take goods or people off a ship or aircraft: The general's plan involved landing troops behind enemy lines.EmptyingArriving and departing by boat or shipTravelling by aircraftAviationMovement through the air
(Definition of land verb (UNLOAD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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