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shuttle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Space, Transport
shuttleshut‧tle1 /ˈʃʌtl/ ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 TTSa space shuttle2 TTa plane, bus, or train that makes regular short journeys between two places 🔊 He took the Washington–New York shuttle. 🔊 A shuttle bus operates to and from the beach of San Benedetto. 🔊 There’s a shuttle service from the city center to the airport.3 TICa pointed tool used in weaving, to pass a thread over and under the threads that form the cloth
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shuttleIf I take the 6:30 shuttle, I'll be there in time for the meeting.Columbia blasted off Thursday on a planned 17-day flight, the longest ever for a shuttle.The cost of launching that ounce of gold into low-Earth orbit by shuttle would be about $ 830.Agents and ambassadors left on the down shuttle, frantically covering their tracks.The warp thread is wound round the pegs and two large and two small shuttles used for weaving the weft.A glorious bright turquoise liquid jersey pantsuit is the ultimate garb for travel by space shuttle.The deployer mechanism snagged on a safety bolt, and the satellite never made it more than 850 feet from the shuttle.The shuttle also will nudge the observatory gently into a slighter higher orbit to extend its lifetime.shuttle busPrivate vehicles are prohibited in the area, which is served by a shuttle bus.Parmenter took the Agency shuttle bus back to Langley.The hotel is air-conditioned and offers a complimentary shuttle bus to the nearby Equador beach.A courtesy shuttle bus runs to and from the Ally Pally.A daytime shuttle bus operates 6 days a week to the village.C., will deploy a fuel cell-driven shuttle bus using methanol as a fuel.Use the free shuttle bus to the show.
Related topics: Transport
shuttleshuttle2 verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]TRAVEL to travel frequently between two places syn commuteshuttle between/back and forth 🔊 Susan shuttles between Rotterdam and London for her job.2 [transitive]TT to move people from one place to another place that is fairly near syn transport 🔊 The passengers were shuttled to the hotel by bus.
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Examples from the Corpus
shuttleA piston destined to shuttle back and forth within a cylinder will be made on a lathe.Ross watched as it shuttled between them, going from hand to hand across thirty feet of air.During the week, I often shuttle easily to appointments in central London by car.All day students are shuttled from room to room for forty two-to fifty five-minute periods of unrelated subject matter.The goldfish shuttled to and fro, beneath the flat leaves, and there was an hour longer for them to sit there.Passengers were herded onto buses and shuttled to hotels downtown.shuttle between/back and forthBody bags were being zipped and trolleys shuttled back and forth.Now he had to devise a method by which workmen and supplies could shuttle back and forth across the gorge.We shuttle back and forth between the large department stores that anchor the mall.Pre-packed experiments will be shuttled back and forth from Earth and slotted into 13 research racks.Or does it merely shuttle back and forth like a ferry?Mrs Mandela has been shuttling back and forth with messages from her husband's prison home near Cape Town.A piston destined to shuttle back and forth within a cylinder will be made on a lathe.
From Longman Business Dictionaryshuttleshut‧tle /ˈʃʌtl/ noun [countable]TRAVEL a plane, bus, or train that goes backwards and forwards between two placesThe hotel provides a shuttle bus that takes you to and from the airport.
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Verb table
shuttle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyshuttle
he, she, itshuttles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyshuttled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave shuttled
he, she, ithas shuttled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad shuttled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill shuttle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have shuttled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam shuttling
he, she, itis shuttling
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you, we, theyare shuttling
Past
I, he, she, itwas shuttling
you, we, theywere shuttling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been shuttling
he, she, ithas been shuttling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been shuttling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be shuttling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been shuttling
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