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dispatch

verb [T] (UK also despatch) uk   us   /dɪˈspætʃ/

dispatch verb [T] (SEND)

to send something, especially goods or a message, somewhere for a particular purpose: Two loads of cloth were dispatched to the factory on 12 December.

dispatch verb [T] (KILL)

literary or old-fashioned to kill someone: Our handsome hero manages to dispatch another five villains.

dispatch

noun (UK also despatch) uk   us   /dɪˈspætʃ/
[U] the act of sending someone or something somewhere: the dispatch of troops [C] a newspaper report sent by someone in a foreign country, often communicating war news, or an official report, often on a military matter: In her latest dispatch, Clare Duggan, our war correspondent, reported an increase in fighting.be mentioned in dispatches UK to be given a lot of praise for actions you have performed as a soldier: Sergeant Havers was mentioned in dispatches for his courage.
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