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transport

noun uk   /ˈtræn.spɔːt/ us    /-spɔːrt/

transport noun (GOODS/PEOPLE)

B2 [U] the movement of people or goods from one place to another: the transport of live animals The company will arrange transport from the airport.B1 [U] UK ( US transportation) a system of vehicles, such as buses, trains, aircraft, etc. for getting from one place to another: the Department of Transport investment in public transport (= buses, trains, etc. available for everyone to use) Do you have your own transport (= vehicle)? Bicycles are a cheap and efficient form of transport.
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transport noun (FEELING)

in transports (of delight) literary extremely pleased or happy

transport

verb [T] uk   /trænˈspɔːt/ us    /-ˈspɔːrt/

transport verb [T] (GOODS/PEOPLE)

B2 to take goods or people from one place to another: The pipeline was constructed to transport oil across Alaska to ports on the coast. Such heavy items are expensive to transport (by plane). (in the past) to send a criminal to live in a country far away as a punishment: 162,000 convicts were transported to Australia from 1788 to 1868.
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transport verb [T] (FEELING)

literary If something transports you to a different time or place, it makes you feel as if you were in it: The film transports you back to the New York of the 1950s.
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