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1 ship /ˈʃɪp/ noun
plural ships
1 ship
/ˈʃɪp/
noun
plural ships
Learner's definition of SHIP
: a large boat used for traveling long distances over the sea
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[noncount]
see also flagship, steamship, tall ship, troopship, warship
[count] : a large airplane or spacecraft see also airship, rocket ship, spaceship

abandon ship

see 1abandon

jump ship

: to leave a ship without the captain's permission
: to suddenly or unexpectedly leave a group, team, etc.

run a tight ship

: to manage or handle a group of people in a strict and effective way

ship comes in

◊ When your ship comes in, you become very successful or wealthy.
2 ship /ˈʃɪp/ verb
ships; shipped; shipping
2 ship
/ˈʃɪp/
verb
ships; shipped; shipping
Learner's definition of SHIP
: to send (something) to a customer
[+ object]
[no object]
: to send (a new product) to stores so that it can be bought by customers
[+ object]
[no object]
always followed by an adverb or preposition, [+ object] : to send (someone) to a place that is usually far away
[+ object] of a ship or boat : to take in (water) over the side

ship out

[phrasal verb]
: to leave one place and go to another for military duties see also shape up or ship out at 2shape
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