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land

2 verb
     
Related topics: Air, Water
land2 S2 W3
1

plane/bird/insect

a) [intransitive] if a plane, bird, or insect lands, it moves safely down onto the ground [≠ take off]:
Flight 846 landed five minutes ago.
The bird landed gracefully on the water.
b) [transitive] to make a plane move safely down onto the ground at the end of a journey:
The pilot managed to land the aircraft safely.
2

arrive by boat/plane

[intransitive]TTATTW to arrive somewhere in a plane, boat etc
land on/in/at etc
We expect to be landing in Oslo in about fifty minutes.
In 1969, the first men landed on the moon.
3

fall/come down

[intransitive always + adverb/preposition] to come down through the air onto something [= drop]
land in/on/under etc
A large branch landed on the hood of my car.
Louis fell out of the tree and landed in a holly bush.
She fell and landed heavily on the floor.
A couple of bombs landed quite near to the village.
4

goods/people

[transitive] if a boat or aircraft lands people or goods, it brings them to a place, and the people get out or the goods are carried out:
The troops were landed by helicopter.
5

job/contract etc

[transitive] informal to succeed in getting a job, contract etc that was difficult to get:
He landed a job with a law firm.
land yourself something
Bill's just landed himself a part in a Broadway show.
6

land somebody in trouble/hospital/court etc

to cause someone to have serious problems or be in a difficult situation:
Connie's going to land herself in big trouble if she keeps arriving late for work.
She developed pneumonia which landed her in hospital.
7

land somebody in it

British English spoken informal to get someone into trouble by telling other people that they did something wrong [= drop somebody in it]:
Geoff landed me in it by saying I should have checked that the door was locked.
8

problems

[intransitive always + adverb/preposition] to arrive unexpectedly, and cause problems
land in/on/under etc
Just when I thought my problems were over, this letter landed on my desk.
9

land a punch/blow etc

to succeed in hitting someone
10

land on your feet

to get into a good situation again, after having problems:
She certainly landed on her feet when she got that job.
11

catch fish

[transitive] to catch a fish

land up

phrasal verb
to be in a particular place, situation, or position after a lot of things have happened to you [= end up]
land up in
We landed up in a bar at 3 am.
Be careful that you don't land up in serious debt.
land up with
I landed up with five broken ribs.

land somebody with something

phrasal verb
to give someone something unpleasant to do, because no one else wants to do it:
Maria's been landed with all the tidying up as usual.

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