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verb plane pronunciation in British English /pleɪn/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyplane
he/she/itplanes
present participleplaning
past tenseplaned
past participleplaned
  1. 1
    [transitive] to give a piece of wood a smooth surface using a plane
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  2. 2
    [intransitive] to move smoothly through the air or across the surface of water

    Seagulls planed over the cliffs.

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