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English definition of “ship”

ship

verb     /ʃɪp/
[T] TRANSPORT, COMMERCE to send or transport something by sea: ship sth to sb/sth The vessel was used to ship gold bullion to America.
[I or T] TRANSPORT, COMMERCE to send goods by air, train, or road, or to be sent in this way: ship sth to sb/sth The company will ship purchases to any address within the US. I asked the suppliers to ship us a replacement as soon as possible. We don't currently ship outside the EU. They assured me our order will be shipping tomorrow.
[I or T] COMMERCE, IT to make something, especially computer products and equipment, available for sale, or to become available: The company is now shipping the first in a new series of interactive DVDs. This software has been shipping for a while now.
(Definition of ship verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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