Definition of debus in English:


verbdebussed, debuses, debussing

[no object]British
military slang
  • 1Alight from a motor vehicle.

    • ‘It was good for them because it was the first time that a lot of these guys would have been in that type of scenario where they had MBTs and infantry debussing out of the back and live firing going on.’
    • ‘They noticed the screaming housekeeper, stopped, and debussed.’
    • ‘Once the police convoy arrived at the Canal Bridge, it halted, and the men in the leading cars debussed.’
    • ‘As he debussed, he looked toward the field, where he saw fifteen to twenty men running down the alley to the turnstiles, some of them turning and firing at the first car.’
    • ‘While his men were debussing, Daly saw ‘several men rushing back from the top of the bridge towards the entrance gate of the park.’’
    • ‘The ASLAV crew are anxious for the section to debus as quickly as possible, the ramp starts raising even before the last member is clear, then they jockey ahead.’
    alight, alight from, step off, climb off, dismount, dismount from, get down, get down from, descend, descend from, disembark, disembark from, leave, exit
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    1. 1.1with object Unload (personnel or stores) from a vehicle.