Definition of ferry verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ferry

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈferi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈferi//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ferry
BrE BrE//ˈferi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈferi//
 
he / she / it ferries
BrE BrE//ˈferiz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈferiz//
 
past simple ferried
BrE BrE//ˈferid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈferid//
 
past participle ferried
BrE BrE//ˈferid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈferid//
 
-ing form ferrying
BrE BrE//ˈferiɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈferiɪŋ//
 
Travelling by boat or ship
 
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(ferries, ferrying, ferried, ferried) [transitive, intransitive] ferry (somebody/something) (+ adv./prep.) to carry people or goods in a boat or other vehicle from one place to another, often for a short distance and as a regular service He offered to ferry us across the river in his boat. The children need to be ferried to and from school. You really don’t have to ferry us around while we’re in town. See related entries: Travelling by boat or ship Word Origin Middle English: from Old Norse ferja ‘ferry boat’, of Germanic origin and related to fare.
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