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dispatch

verb [T] uk (UK also despatch)   /dɪˈspætʃ/ us  

dispatch verb [T] (SEND)

to send something, especially goods or a message, somewhere for a particular purpose: Two loads of cloth were dispatched to the factory on 12 December.Delivering and despatching

dispatch verb [T] (KILL)

literary or old-fashioned to kill someone: Our handsome hero manages to dispatch another five villains.Murder and attempted murderKilling

dispatch

noun uk (UK also despatch)   /dɪˈspætʃ/ us  
[U] the act of sending someone or something somewhere: the dispatch of troopsDelivering and despatchingThe postal system [C] a newspaper report sent by someone in a foreign country, often communicating war news, or an official report, often on a military matter: In her latest dispatch, Clare Duggan, our war correspondent, reported an increase in fighting.The press and news reporting be mentioned in dispatches UK to be given a lot of praise for actions you have performed as a soldier: Sergeant Havers was mentioned in dispatches for his courage.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down
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