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courier

noun [C] uk   /ˈkʊr.i.ər/  us   /-i.ɚ/

courier noun [C] (MESSENGER)

a person or company that takes messages, letters, or parcels from one person or place to another : I want to have this package delivered by motorcycle courier.

courier noun [C] (ON HOLIDAY)

UK a person who takes care of a group of people on holiday, especially by giving them advice on what to do, what to see, etc.

courier

verb [T] uk   /ˈkʊr.i.ər/  us   /-i.ɚ/
to send something using a courier : I'll courier the relevant documents to you this afternoon.
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