Airlift - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈerlɪft|  American pronunciation of the word airlift
Brit.  |ˈɛːlɪft|  British pronunciation of the word airlift

noun

- transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable) (syn: lift)

verb

- fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means(syn: lift)

Examples

an emergency airlift to deliver supplies to the famine victims

Food is airlifted into Bosnia

the airlift provided a lifeline for Berlin

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: airlift
he/she/it: airlifts
present participle: airlifting
past tense: airlifted
past participle: airlifted
noun
singular: airlift
plural: airlifts
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