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English definition of “mail”

mail

verb [T]     /meɪl/ mainly US (UK usually post)
to send a letter or parcel or to email something: She mailed it last week but it still hasn't arrived. [+ two objects] I promised to mail him the article/mail the article to him.Delivering and despatching
(Definition of mail verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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