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Topic: WATER

Language: Old English
Origin: ferian 'to carry, take'

ferry

2 verb
     
ferry2 past tense and past participle ferried, present participle ferrying, third person singular ferries [transitive always + adverb/preposition]
TTW to carry people or things a short distance from one place to another in a boat or other vehicle
ferry somebody/something (from something) to something
The ship was used to ferry supplies to Russia during the war.
ferry somebody/something across something
ferrying passengers across the Channel
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