ship out

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ship out (third-person singular simple present ships out, present participle shipping out, simple past and past participle shipped out)

  1. (intransitive) To depart, especially for a sea voyage or military assignment.
    • 1950, "Canada: Destination Europe?," Time, 16 Oct.:
      The brigade is scheduled to ship out for final training in Okinawa by mid-November.
  2. (intransitive, figuratively) To leave, get out, or resign.
    • 2006, Ian Macpherson, Invisibility, →ISBN, p. 164:
      With a bit of luck the guard room will be empty, we'll grab some coats, press some buttons and just ship out of here.
  3. (transitive) To send, especially by means of a transport vehicle.
    • 1982, "Soap opera title suits wine label," Milwaukee Sentinel, 10 Aug. (retrieved 14 Aug. 2009):
      The winery recently shipped out the first orders of wine under the Falcon Crest label.
  4. (transitive, figuratively) To get rid of, expel, or discard.
    • 2008, David Hall, "Sydney FC," Fox Sports (Australia), 7 Aug. (retrieved 14 Aug. 2009):
      As he stamps his own character on the team, Kosmina has shipped out the likes of Mark Rudan, Ufuk Talay, David Zdrilic, Ruben Zadkovich and Patrick da Silva.


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