aeroplane
n. also: airplane

1) to board; take an aeroplane

2) to bring down, land; ditch; fly, pilot; hijack; navigate an aeroplane (a pilot flies an aeroplane)

3) to bring down, shoot down an aeroplane (our fire brought down an enemy aeroplane)

4) a jet; propeller-driven aeroplane

5) an aeroplane crashes; cruises; flies; gains altitude; lands, touches down; levels off; loses altitude; reaches an altitude; takes off; taxis along the runway

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['e(ə)rəpleɪn]
cruises
flies
gains altitude
hijack
lands
levels off
loses altitude
propeller-driven aeroplane
reaches an altitude
take anaeroplane
takes off
takes off
taxis along the runway
touches down
navigate an aeroplane (a pilot flies an aeroplane)
shoot down an aeroplane (our fire brought down an enemy aeroplane)
(BE) see airplane
a jet
an aeroplane crashes
to board
to bring down

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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