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touch down

To land; to make contact with the ground. We couldn't touch down due to ice on the runway. The storm is expected to touch down sometimes around 2 AM.
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touch down

[for an airplane] to come in contact with the ground; to land. Flight twelve is due to touch down at midnight. When will this plane touch down?
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touch down

Land on the ground, as in The spacecraft touched down on schedule. This idiom was first recorded in 1935.
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touch down

v.
To make contact with the ground; land: The tornado touched down in a remote area.
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Another senior Air India commander said there is tremendous pressure on Air India Express pilots to do a smooth landing with the result that pilots float and over shoot the touch down point.
In the meantime, Mars Global Surveyor has visually scanned the region near the south pole where the lander was expected to touch down.
Five minutes of the first half remained when Pringle managed to break the home defence with a side-step and won the race to the corner to touch down for his second try of the match.
After the break, Soutar intercepted a pass from Petty and ran the length of the pitch to touch down and on 57 minutes, Soutar completed his brace, converted by Vasey.
An early second half penalty allowed Chapman to restore Nuneaton's lead, but shortly thereafter the Ionians' forwards punched through the defence before feeding the ball wide for Gary Stephenson to touch down, Boyd missing the conversion.
Ashley Adam-Cooper was denied a try when the ball was stripped from him as he attempted to touch down after battling his way through tackles to fall across the line as the home side tried to press their advantage.
The visitors were allowed to score a try from a blatant knock-on not spotted by the referee and the Blues missed a touch down opportunity when centre Vinnie Dutton dropped the ball over the line.
The A380 will not touch down at any of the locations but will perform what is known as an approach-and-go manoeuvre in which the aircraft will come in as if landing, but depart before touching down.
They managed to ruck the ball clear to the back line where Daniels took the crash ball but cleverly offloaded to his full back, David Wardell who beat the remaining tacklers at pace to touch down close to the posts.
Centre Neil Lewis scorched over for the home side, Duane Luki sliced through for another touch down and No.
Things briefly changed when wing Lome Faatau made a storming break in midfield, releasing the other Samoan winger Ron Fanuatanu, who beat the cover with speed to touch down in the left-hand corner.
The $165 million craft was scheduled to touch down on Mars at 12:01 p.
Rhinos scored the first try early on through Kevin Sinfield and, even though their line was broken several times, they limited Salford to a Logan Tomkins touch down.
Nant fly-half Sion Pringle sidestepped his way through the defensive line to touch down beneath the posts on 30 minutes, giving Aeron Jones a simple conversion.
Rishworthians were not finished and came back with forwards Frank Watene and Richard Turner powering through before the ball went wide for Billing to touch down in the corner.