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express

verb [T] uk   /ɪkˈspres/ us  

express verb [T] (SHOW)

B2 to show a feeling, opinion, or fact: Her eyes expressed deep sadness. I would like to express my thanks for your kindness. Words can't express how happy I am. These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total. express yourself B2 to communicate what you think or feel, by speaking or writing, or in some other way: I'm afraid I'm not expressing myself very clearly. Children often express themselves in painting.

express verb [T] (SEND FAST)

mainly US to send something somewhere very quickly: Your order will be expressed to you within 24 hours.

express

adjective [before noun] uk   /ɪkˈspres/ us  

express adjective [before noun] (FAST)

moving or being sent fast: Please send this letter by express delivery. an express train The dry cleaners offer a normal or an express service.

express adjective [before noun] (CLEAR)

clearly and intentionally stated: It is my express wish that after my death, my books be given to my old college library. The lawyer argued that the accused had gone to the victim's house with the express purpose of killing her.

express

adverb uk   /ɪkˈspres/ us  
using a service that does something faster than usual: Send this parcel express.

express

noun uk   /ɪkˈspres/ us  
[C] a train or bus that takes less time to do a journey than other trains or buses: The quickest way to get here is to take the uptown express. the Orient Express [U] a service that does something faster than usual: This parcel needs to be sent by express.
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