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suffix -ship pronunciation in American English /ʃɪp/
  1. 1
    used with some nouns to make nouns meaning a particular job or position

    Mr. Parker took over the chairmanship from Ron Simpson.

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      used with some nouns to make a word meaning the period of time someone has a particular job or position

      He was honored for his 25-year librarianship at the university.

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    used with some nouns to make nouns meaning all the people in a particular group
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to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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