pilot into

pilot (something) in(to something or some place)

To steer, guide, or direct an air- or watercraft in(to some particular thing or place). Here, son—why don't you take the wheel and pilot the boat in? We'll need to pilot the ship into harbor very carefully. You'd better start watching what your doing or you're going to pilot this plane right into a mountain!
See also: pilot, something
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pilot something into something

 and pilot something in
to steer or guide something into something. (Usually refers to steering a ship.) We need to signal for a pilot to pilot our ship into the harbor. Fred piloted in the freighter.
See also: pilot
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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