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

     

    ship

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ʃɪp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃɪp//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ship
    BrE BrE//ʃɪp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃɪp//
     
    he / she / it ships
    BrE BrE//ʃɪps//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃɪps//
     
    past simple shipped
    BrE BrE//ʃɪpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃɪpt//
     
    past participle shipped
    BrE BrE//ʃɪpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃɪpt//
     
    -ing form shipping
    BrE BrE//ˈʃɪpɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɪpɪŋ//
     
    Manufacturing
     
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  1. 1[transitive] ship somebody/something + adv./prep. to send or transport somebody/something by ship or by another means of transport The company ships its goods all over the world. He was arrested and shipped back to the UK for trial. See related entries: Manufacturing
  2. 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. See related entries: Manufacturing
  3. 3[transitive] ship water (of a boat, etc.) to have water coming in over the sides
  4. Word Origin Old English scip (noun), late Old English scipian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch schip and German Schiff.Extra examples How much would it cost to ship this to Japan? They are due to ship a cargo of nuclear waste from France. Thousands of orphans were shipped abroad in the 1960s and 1970s.Idioms (North American English, informal) used to tell somebody 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 somebodyoff
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