- 1 [transitive] ship somebody/something + adv./prep. to send or transport someone or something by ship or by another means of transportation The company ships its goods all over the world. He was arrested and shipped back to the U.S. for trial.
- 2[intransitive, transitive] to be available to be bought; to make something available to be bought The software is due to ship next month. ship something The company continues to ship more computer systems than its rivals.
- 3[transitive] ship water (of a boat, etc.) to have water coming in over the sides Idioms
NAmE//ʃɪp//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ship
he / she / it ships
past simple shipped
-ing form shipping
used to tell someone that if they do not improve, work harder, etc. they will have to leave their job, position, etc. He finally faced up to his drug problem when his band told him to shape up or ship out. Phrasal Verbsship somebodyoffship out
shape up or ship out(informal)jump to other results