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ship

noun [C]
 
 
/ʃɪp/ TRANSPORT
a large boat used for transporting goods or people by sea: There were several ships waiting in the dock for their cargo to be unloaded.
abandon/jump ship to leave an organization very suddenly, especially when you think it is going to fail: The CEO abandoned ship just before the auditors were called in.
→  See also cargo , container , delivered ex ship , ex ship , factory ship , free alongside ship , merchant ship
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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