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transfer

verb     /trænsˈfɜːr/ US  /ˈtræns.fɝː/ (-rr-)
B1 [T] to move someone or something from one place , vehicle , person , or group to another: He has been transferred to a psychiatric hospital . She transferred her gun from its shoulder holster to her handbag . We were transferred from one bus into another. Police are investigating how £20 million was illegally transferred from/out of the Trust's bank account . The aim is to transfer power / control / responsibility to self-governing regional councils . I'll be upstairs , so could you transfer my phone calls (= arrange that I can receive them) up there, please ?Transferring and transporting objectsChanging homes and moving B2 [I or T, usually + adv/prep] to change to a different job , team , place of work , etc., or to make someone do this: After a year he transferred to University College , Dublin. Some very high-profile British players have transferred to clubs abroad . He threatened to give up playing if his club didn't transfer him (= sell him to another team ).Promoting, demoting and transferring staff [T] to make something the legal property of another person : She transferred the house to her daughter before she died .Inheriting and bequeathing transferable     /trænsˈfɜː.rə.bl̩/ US  /-ˈfɝː.ə-/ adjective The tickets were marked 'Not Transferable'.Tickets
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