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deliver

verb  /dɪˈlɪv·ər/ us  

deliver verb (TAKE TO)

[I/T] to take goods, letters, or packages to people’s houses or places of work: [T] We had the pizza delivered. [T] We call our pharmacy with the doctor’s prescription and ask them to deliver it. [I] We deliver anywhere in the city.

deliver verb (GIVE)

[T] to give or produce a speech or result: The president is scheduled to deliver a speech on foreign policy. The jury delivered a verdict of not guilty.

deliver verb (GIVE BIRTH)

[T] to give birth to a baby, or to help someone do this: Dr. Adams delivered all three of my children.

deliver verb (PRODUCE)

[I/T] to achieve or produce something promised or expected: [I] You pay your dues, and you expect the union to deliver.
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