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Topic: CRIME AND LAW

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: transporter, from Latin, from portare 'to carry'

transport

2 verb
     
trans‧port2 [transitive usually + adverb/preposition]
1 to take goods, people etc from one place to another in a vehicle:
trucks used for transporting oil
transport somebody/something to something
The statue was transported to London.
2

be transported back to/into something

to imagine that you are in another place or time because of something that you see or hear:
One look, and I was transported back to childhood.
3

be transported with delight/joy etc

literary to feel very strong emotions of pleasure, happiness etc
4SC old use to send a criminal to a distant country as a punishment
transportable adjective
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