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Meaning of “parachute” in the English Dictionary

"parachute" in British English

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parachutenoun [C]

uk   /ˈpær.ə.ʃuːt/  us   /ˈper-/
B2 a ​piece of ​equipment made of a ​largepiece of ​specialcloth that is ​fastened to a ​person or thing that is ​dropped from an ​aircraft, in ​order to make him, her, or it ​fallslowly and ​safely to the ​ground

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parachuteverb

uk   /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. [T usually + adv/prep] to ​drop someone or something from an ​aircraft by parachute: [often passive] Thousands of ​leaflets were parachuted behind ​enemylines.
(Definition of parachute from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"parachute" in American English

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parachutenoun [C]

 us   /ˈpær·əˌʃut/
a ​large, usually ​circularpiece of ​specialclothfastened to someone or something so that when ​dropped from an ​aircraft, it will ​catch the ​wind like a ​sail to make the ​person or thing ​fallslowly and ​safely to the ​ground
parachute
verb [I/T]  us   /ˈpær·əˌʃut/
[I] When the ​plane went down, three of the crewmen parachuted to ​safety.
(Definition of parachute from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"parachute" in Business English

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parachuteverb

uk   us   /ˈpærəʃuːt/ MANAGEMENT
[T] to ​send a ​manager, politician, etc. to a new ​place that they have no previous ​connection with: He was parachuted into the ​failing corporation's ​headquarters in hopes that he could ​rescue it.
(Definition of parachute from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “parachute”
in Korean 낙하산…
in Arabic مِظَلّة…
in Malaysian payung terjun…
in French (en) parachute…
in Russian парашют…
in Chinese (Traditional) 降落傘…
in Italian paracadute…
in Turkish paraşüt…
in Polish spadochron…
in Spanish paracaídas…
in Vietnamese cái dù…
in Portuguese paraquedas…
in Thai ร่มชูชีพ…
in German der Fallschirm, Fallschirm……
in Catalan paracaiguda…
in Japanese パラシュート…
in Chinese (Simplified) 降落伞…
in Indonesian parasut…
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