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freight

noun [U] uk   us   /freɪt/
goods, but not passengers, that are carried from one place to another, by ship, aircraft, train, or truck, or the system of transporting these goods: The ship carries both freight and passengers. a freight company Will the goods be sent by air or sea freight? freight trainsUS The escaped prisoner made his getaway in a freight car/wagon on a train. the money paid for transporting goods

freight

verb [T] uk   us   /freɪt/
to send goods by air, sea, or train: Grapes from this region are freighted all over the world.

freight

adverb uk   us   /freɪt/
transported as part of a large group of things, by ship, aircraft, train, or truck: It would be much cheaper to send the goods freight.
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