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air·drop

 (âr′drŏp′)
n.
A delivery, as of supplies or troops, by parachute from aircraft.
tr. & intr.v. air·dropped, air·drop·ping, air·drops
To drop or be dropped from an aircraft.

airdrop

(ˈɛəˌdrɒp)
n
(Aeronautics) a delivery of supplies, troops, etc, from an aircraft by parachute
vb, -drops, -dropping or -dropped
(Aeronautics) (tr) to deliver (supplies, etc) by an airdrop

air•drop

(ˈɛərˌdrɒp)

v. -dropped, -drop•ping,
n. v.t.
1. to drop (persons, equipment, etc.) by parachute from an aircraft in flight.
n.
2. the act of airdropping.
[1945–50]
air′-drop`pa•ble, adj.

airdrop

The unloading of personnel or materiel from aircraft in flight. See also airdrop platform; air movement; free drop; free fall; high velocity drop; low velocity drop.

airdrop


Past participle: airdropped
Gerund: airdropping

Imperative
airdrop
airdrop
Present
I airdrop
you airdrop
he/she/it airdrops
we airdrop
you airdrop
they airdrop
Preterite
I airdropped
you airdropped
he/she/it airdropped
we airdropped
you airdropped
they airdropped
Present Continuous
I am airdropping
you are airdropping
he/she/it is airdropping
we are airdropping
you are airdropping
they are airdropping
Present Perfect
I have airdropped
you have airdropped
he/she/it has airdropped
we have airdropped
you have airdropped
they have airdropped
Past Continuous
I was airdropping
you were airdropping
he/she/it was airdropping
we were airdropping
you were airdropping
they were airdropping
Past Perfect
I had airdropped
you had airdropped
he/she/it had airdropped
we had airdropped
you had airdropped
they had airdropped
Future
I will airdrop
you will airdrop
he/she/it will airdrop
we will airdrop
you will airdrop
they will airdrop
Future Perfect
I will have airdropped
you will have airdropped
he/she/it will have airdropped
we will have airdropped
you will have airdropped
they will have airdropped
Future Continuous
I will be airdropping
you will be airdropping
he/she/it will be airdropping
we will be airdropping
you will be airdropping
they will be airdropping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been airdropping
you have been airdropping
he/she/it has been airdropping
we have been airdropping
you have been airdropping
they have been airdropping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been airdropping
you will have been airdropping
he/she/it will have been airdropping
we will have been airdropping
you will have been airdropping
they will have been airdropping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been airdropping
you had been airdropping
he/she/it had been airdropping
we had been airdropping
you had been airdropping
they had been airdropping
Conditional
I would airdrop
you would airdrop
he/she/it would airdrop
we would airdrop
you would airdrop
they would airdrop
Past Conditional
I would have airdropped
you would have airdropped
he/she/it would have airdropped
we would have airdropped
you would have airdropped
they would have airdropped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.airdrop - delivery of supplies or equipment or personnel by dropping them by parachute from an aircraftairdrop - delivery of supplies or equipment or personnel by dropping them by parachute from an aircraft; "until then, front line troops will be supplied by airdrop"
bringing, delivery - the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail); "his reluctant delivery of bad news"
Translations

airdrop

[ˈɛədrɒp]
A. Nentrega f por paracaídas
B. VTentregar por paracaídas, lanzar desde el aire
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