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transfer

verb uk   /trænsˈfɜːr/ us    /ˈtræns.fɝː/ (-rr-)
B1 [T] to move someone or something from one place, vehicle, person, or group to another: He has been transferred to a psychiatric hospital. She transferred her gun from its shoulder holster to her handbag. We were transferred from one bus into another. Police are investigating how £20 million was illegally transferred from/out of the Trust's bank account. The aim is to transfer power/control/responsibility to self-governing regional councils. I'll be upstairs, so could you transfer my phone calls (= arrange that I can receive them) up there, please? B2 [I or T, usually + adv/prep] to change to a different job, team, place of work, etc., or to make someone do this: After a year he transferred to University College, Dublin. Some very high-profile British players have transferred to clubs abroad. He threatened to give up playing if his club didn't transfer him (= sell him to another team). [T] to make something the legal property of another person: She transferred the house to her daughter before she died.
transferable
adjective uk   /trænsˈfɜː.rə.bl̩/ us    /-ˈfɝː.ə-/
The tickets were marked 'Not Transferable'.

transfer

noun uk   /ˈtræns.fɜːr/ us    /-fɝː/

transfer noun (MOVE/CHANGE)

B2 the movement of something or someone from one place, position, etc. to another: the transfer of information Black's transfer to the LA office came as a shock his colleagues. The official transfer of ownership will take a few days to complete.

transfer noun (SPORTS)

[C] a player who has moved from one sports team to another: They've a new transfer from Tottenham playing for them.

transfer noun (TRAVEL TICKET)

[C] US a ticket that allows a passenger to change routes or to change from one bus or train to another

transfer noun (PATTERN)

[C] a picture or pattern that can be attached to a surface by pressing it against the surface and then rubbing or heating it: The kids bought transfers and ironed them onto their T-shirts.
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