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    to debark

    "Most of the 264 passengers and 30 crew members debarked there Saturday morning, most of them in good spirits despite the ordeal."

    hi,

    I wonder if there is a very informal verb/phrasal verb that could replace this one, please.

    thanks

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    Re: to debark

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    "Most of the 264 passengers and 30 crew members debarked there Saturday morning, most of them in good spirits despite the ordeal."

    hi,

    I wonder if there is a very informal verb/phrasal verb that could replace this one, please.

    thanks
    "Landed" might work here or "left the plane".

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    Re: to debark

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    "Landed" might work here or "left the plane".

    thanks.
    I forgot to mention that the transportation means here is a train.
    thanks again.

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    Re: to debark

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    thanks.
    I forgot to mention that the transportation means here is a train.
    thanks again.
    Then "got off the train" is pretty much informal.

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    #5

    Re: to debark

    Hi jctgf

    Although I could recognise what it meant, I have never personally used the word "debark", and so checked it out in the various on-line dictionaries.

    All suggest that it relates to ships or aircraft.

    The word that I would have used would be "disembark", if I hadn't known that it was from a train - the suffix "-bark" comes from the French word "barque", which means a ship.

    The informal way, as Banderas says, would be: "got off the train", in your case.

    Regards
    NT

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