ship

ship
ship1 [ ʃıp ] noun count ***
a very large boat used for carrying people or goods long distances:
His ship sailed from Pearl Harbor on Monday.
a cargo/cruise/supply ship
on board/aboard ship: There were over 350 passengers aboard the ship.
a. INFORMAL a large vehicle, especially a SPACECRAFT
leave/abandon/desert a sinking ship
to stop being involved in something that is becoming less and less successful
run a tight ship SPOKEN
to manage something such as a business very well so that it operates very effectively
ships (that pass) in the night
people who meet for a short period of time but never meet again
when your ship comes in SPOKEN
used for talking about a time when you will have good luck
ship
ship 2 [ ʃıp ] verb **
transitive often passive to send goods or people somewhere by ship:
Toxic waste is shipped from Western Europe to other countries.
a. intransitive or transitive goods to send to customers, usually by air or land:
Your order was shipped on July 10th by first class mail.
Version 4.0 should ship in a week or two.
ship oars TECHNICAL
to stop ROWING a boat and put the OARS inside it
,ship `off phrasal verb transitive INFORMAL
to send someone somewhere, usually when they do not want to go:
We were shipped off to our grandparents' for the summer vacation.
,ship `out phrasal verb
1. ) transitive to move goods or people away from a place:
Thousands of tons of steel were shipped out from the docks.
2. ) intransitive to leave a place:
The situation looked bad and tourists were shipping out.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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