2 verb
1 [intransitive and transitive] formalTT to get on a bus, plane, train etc in order to travel somewhere:
The couple boarded the train for New York.
Passengers were standing on the dock, waiting to board.

be boarding

TT if a plane or ship is boarding, passengers are getting onto it:
Olympic Airways Flight 172 to Istanbul is now boarding at Gate No. 37.
3 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]DH to stay in a room in someone's house that you pay for:
Several students boarded with Mrs. Smith.
4 [intransitive]SES to stay at a school at night as well as during the day:
Dickie was sent away to school as soon as he was old enough to board.

board something ↔ out

phrasal verb
DHPDLT to pay money and arrange for an animal to stay somewhere

board something ↔ up

phrasal verb
to cover a window or door, or all the windows and doors of a building, with wooden boards:
The shop was boarded up.

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