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parachutenoun [C]

uk   /ˈpær.ə.ʃuːt/  us   /ˈper.ə.ʃuːt/
B2 a piece of equipment made of a large piece of special cloth that is fastened to a person or thing that is dropped from an aircraft, in order to make him, her, or it fall slowly and safely to the ground

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parachuteverb

uk   /ˈpær.ə.ʃuːt/  us   /ˈper.ə.ʃuːt/
[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 enemy lines.
(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 circular piece of special cloth fastened 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 fall slowly 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, lanzarse en 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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