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1 Alight from a motor vehicle.
step off, climb off, leave, exitView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘While his men were debussing, Daly saw ‘several men rushing back from the top of the bridge towards the entrance gate of the park.’’
- ‘They noticed the screaming housekeeper, stopped, and debussed.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Once the police convoy arrived at the Canal Bridge, it halted, and the men in the leading cars debussed.’
- 1.1[with object] Unload (personnel or stores) from a vehicle.
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