[ UK /ˈe‍əlɪft/ ]
[ US /ˈɛɹˌɫɪft/ ]
  1. fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means
    Food is airlifted into Bosnia
  1. transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)
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How To Use airlift In A Sentence

  • A helicopter airlifted him back to his mother. Times, Sunday Times
  • This would mean that the districts would be more accessible and food supplies could reach them by road as well instead of having them airlifted which is more expensive. News
  • And the airlift was the beginning of a better relationship, and finally, we developed a friendship with the Americans. Daring Young Men
  • The third airlift was a total disaster, with bundles dropping into enemy hands and planes and gliders crash-landing throughout the area.
  • A helicopter airlifted him back to his mother. Times, Sunday Times
  • Civilian trap in the beleaguer city has been airlifted to safety.
  • The airlifting of airmobile elements under these conditions will more frequently than not be over small distances for which reason it is advisable for them to have a limited number of army aircraft and heavy combat equipment.
  • On Thursday, salvors started moving the marine gas oil into containers on the ship, then airlifting these by helicopter to shore, where it is decanted into a big roadside tanker.
  • Dame Thora - also known as the face of Stannah stairlifts - has continued acting despite becoming increasingly frail.
  • A megabase with three rings of security, Bagram serves as a kind of clearinghouse where troops are processed and then airlifted to their frontline positions. Life At Bagram
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