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  • v  drop (an object) from the air; unload from a plane or helicopter

  • The Bush Administration is anxious to soften any military attack on Afghanistan with humanitarian aid to civiliansthere are even plans to air-drop food supplies to people who .
  • After returning to Suchow, we boarded a Chinese air force C46 on a mission to air-drop ammunition and hospital supplies to General Huang Po-tao.
  • There were immediate suspicions that Bill Clinton's decision last week to air-drop relief supplies over Bosnia -- a step that had seemed like a low-risk humanitarian gesture .

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