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Definition of transport verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈtrænspɔrt//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they transport
    he / she / it transports
    past simple transported
    -ing form transporting
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  1. 1transport something/somebody (+ adv./prep.) to take something or someone from one place to another in a vehicle to transport goods/passengers The shipment of books was transported by sea.
  2. 2transport something (+ adv./prep.) to move something somewhere by means of a natural process synonym carry The seeds are transported by the wind. Blood transports oxygen around the body.
  3. 3transport somebody (+ adv./prep.) to make someone feel that they are in a different place, time, or situation The book transports you to another world.
  4. 4transport somebody (+ adv./prep.) (in the past) to send someone to a far away place as a punishment British convicts were transported to Australia for life.
  5. transporter
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  6. NAmE//trænˈspɔrtər//
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