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English definition of “parachute”

parachute

verb     /ˈpær.ə.ʃuːt/ US  /ˈper-/
[I usually + adv/prep] to jump from an aircraft using a parachute: The plan is to parachute into the town.Air sportsMoving downwardsFalling and dropping [T usually + adv/prep] to drop someone or something from an aircraft by parachute: [often passive] Thousands of leaflets were parachuted behind enemy lines.Moving downwardsFalling and dropping
(Definition of parachute verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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