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verb
  1. 1
    to arrive at a place by plane or boat

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    1. b.
      if a plane or boat lands people or goods somewhere, it brings them there

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  2. 2
    if an aircraft lands, it comes down to the ground

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    1. b.
      to bring a plane down to the ground

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  3. 3
    to get something that you wanted, especially a job or opportunity

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  4. 5
    to catch a fish and pull it out of the water

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