airlift - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈeə(r)ˌlɪft/
present tense
I/you/we/theyairlift
he/she/itairlifts
present participleairlifting
past tenseairlifted
past participleairlifted
  1. to take people or things into or away from a place by aircraft, especially in a dangerous situation