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debus

Line breaks: de¦bus
Pronunciation: /diːˈbʌs
 
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Definition of debus in English:

verb (debuses, debussing, debussed)

[no object] British , chiefly military slang
1Alight from a motor vehicle.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • 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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