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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 sometime 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.
The visitors produced a stirring fightback in the second half and saw Williams touch down four minutes after the restart while eight points from the boot of Jones ensured Bargoed trailed by a point on 56 minutes.
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.
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.
Centre Neil Lewis scorched over for the home side, Duane Luki sliced through for another touch down and No.8 Dean Gibbs added try number three.
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 Nighthawks scored on each attacking drive before time ran out and a fourth-quarter touch down came from Cougars Derek Blewitt.
England hopeful Makinson brought up 500 points for the club with his first touch down before the break and crossed again in the second period.
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.
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.
Wales struck again just three minutes later, courtesy of a powerful 25-metre run by prop Gethin Jenkins that saw him touch down.
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.
Then they broke out after the restart with a fly-kick by Jordan Turner-Hall that enabled Alex Walker to touch down. Gopperth missed the penalty.