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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable) v. - Fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means.

Usage examples (37)
  • We should clearly recognize that the airlift is a temporary expedient.
  • We have been flying tungsten in by airlift, which is expensive to get and to transport.
  • That satisfied Attlee, who came home to call the airlift “one of the wonders of the world.”
  • Everyone knows the reason for the airlift was the Soviet Union and the Iron Curtain — particularly Berliners! for more
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