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airliftnoun [C]

uk   /ˈeə.lɪft/  us   /ˈer-/
airlift
verb [T] uk   us  
Over 10,000 ​refugees were airlifted out of the ​region.
(Definition of airlift from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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airliftnoun [C]

 us   /ˈeər·lɪft/
an ​operationorganized to move ​supplies or ​people by ​aircraft to or from a ​place, esp. in a ​difficult or ​dangeroussituation: Officials are ​planning an airlift of ​animalfeed to the ​areahit by early ​winter snowfalls.
airlift
verb [T]  us   /ˈeərˌlɪft/
They airlifted ​food and ​supplies to ​peoplestranded on the snow-covered ​mountains.
(Definition of airlift from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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