VERB + PLANE catch, get, take She caught the first plane out. | miss | board, get on | get off, step off I fell in love with the city the moment I stepped off the plane. | fly, pilot | charter
PLANE + VERB take off | come down, land | crash | cruise, fly | carry sb/sth The plane was carrying 350 people.
PLANE + NOUN crash, disaster
PREP. by ~ We left by plane for Peking. | in a/the ~ I've never flown in a plane. | on a/the ~ The president was never on the plane at all.
2 flat surface
ADJ. horizontal, parallel, vertical
3 standard/level of thought/activity
ADJ. higher With practice, an athlete can reach a higher plane of achievement. | mental, mystical, spiritual
PHRASES be/exist/function/operate on a different plane Like all talented musicians, he operates on a different plane from most people.