touch down

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See also: touchdown and touch-down



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touch down (third-person singular simple present touches down, present participle touching down, simple past and past participle touched down)

  1. (aviation) To land an aircraft or spacecraft.
    The plane will touch down in Heathrow at about 2 o'clock.
  2. (American football) To score a touchdown
  3. (rugby) To score a try.
    • 2011 September 18, Ben Dirs, “Rugby World Cup 2011: England 41-10 Georgia”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Centre Shontayne Hape scored two tries for England before the break, while Georgia number eight Dimitri Basilaia touched down to make it 17-10 at half-time.