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ship

2 verb
     
Related topics: Trade, Transport
ship2 past tense and past participle shipped, present participle shipping
1TT [transitive] to send goods somewhere by ship, plane, truck etc
ship something out/to/over etc
A new engine was shipped over from the US.
2TDBBTTT [intransitive and transitive] technical to make a piece of computer equipment or software available for people to buy:
They're now shipping their long-awaited MS-DOS version of the X-Window System.
Both products are due to ship at the beginning of June.
3 [transitive] to order someone to go somewhere
ship somebody off/out etc
He was shipped off to a juvenile detention center.
shipping

➔ shape up or ship out

at shape up (3)

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