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ferry

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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ferryfer‧ry1 /ˈferi/ ●●○ noun (plural ferries) [countable] 🔊 🔊 TTWa boat that carries people or goods across a river or a narrow area of water
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ferryBoats and ferries potter the local coves and islands if you haven't done enough pottering in our own craft.Extra ferries are needed to bring them back home.On South Street, from the direction of the Governors Island ferry, came another flock of street urchins.Two children found dead on ferry Two children have been found dead from asphyxiation on board a ferry crossing from Swansea to Cork.After the ferry incident, we make good time.Our sails are down and the ferry has the right of way.The station at Dieppe is less than half-a-mile from the ferry port and is well-signposted.He went out and took the path that leads up over the ridge to the ferry.
Related topics: Water
ferryferry2 verb (ferried, ferrying, ferries) [transitive always + adverb/preposition] 🔊 🔊 TTWto carry people or things a short distance from one place to another in a boat or other vehicleferry 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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ferryHis last song attracted a school of dolphins, one of which ferried Arion on his back all the way to Corinth.The thieves had obviously been back and forth over the ravine ferrying everything back to their car.Walter will find him safe lying at the holding until Iago can ferry him over and see him on his way.He and the pilot who was ferrying him to Long Tieng were not afraid.They ferry kindergartners from piano to karate to computer to art classes.Now my body welcomes every roll and pitch of the stubby Island Romance ferrying me back to my nubble.Now he works as a moto-driver, ferrying tourists around Siem Reap and Angkor.He hopes to expand the existing tram system that ferries visitors from outlying parking lots to key spots through out the park.ferry somebody/something (from something) to somethingThe jets criss-cross the country at night, ferrying bank checks to 46 Fed offices.Two children found dead on ferry Two children have been found dead from asphyxiation on board a ferry crossing from Swansea to Cork.Three short blasts of a steam whistle warned him the ferry was about to depart.They ferry kindergartners from piano to karate to computer to art classes.On Monday, Phil Marsh used the train as a taxi to ferry the media to lineside locations for photographic purposes.Study a packed cross-Channel ferry if you want to see a modern ship of fools.The thieves had obviously been back and forth over the ravine ferrying everything back to their car.
From Longman Business Dictionaryferryfer‧ry /ˈferi/ noun (plural ferries) [countable]TRAVELTRANSPORT a ship that carries people, vehicles, or goods across a narrow part of a seaFaster ferries will improve service timings.Work has already started on a new 14-acre ferry terminal (=place where ferries arrive and leave)The ferry operators undertook not to reduce services.
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Verb table
ferry
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyferry
he, she, itferries
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyferried
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave ferried
he, she, ithas ferried
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad ferried
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill ferry
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have ferried
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam ferrying
he, she, itis ferrying
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you, we, theyare ferrying
Past
I, he, she, itwas ferrying
you, we, theywere ferrying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been ferrying
he, she, ithas been ferrying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been ferrying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be ferrying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been ferrying
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