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ship

noun [C] uk   /ʃɪp/ us  
A2 a large boat for travelling on water, especially across the sea: a sailing ship a merchant/naval ship They boarded (= went on to) a ship that was sailing (= leaving) the next day.
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ship

verb [T usually + adv/prep] uk   /ʃɪp/ (-pp-) us  
to send something, usually a large object or a large quantity of objects or people, to a place far away: We ship books out to New York every month.
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Translations of “ship”
in Korean 배…
in Arabic سَفينة…
in French navire, vaisseau…
in Turkish gemi…
in Italian nave…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指航海的)大船,輪船,艦…
in Russian корабль…
in Polish statek…
in Spanish barco, buque, navío…
in Portuguese navio…
in German das Schiff…
in Catalan vaixell…
in Japanese (大型の)船, 船舶…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指航海的)大船,海轮,轮船,舰…
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