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verb [transitive] mail pronunciation in British English /meɪl/
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present tense
I/you/we/theymail
he/she/itmails
present participlemailing
past tensemailed
past participlemailed
  1. 1

    mail

    mainly American
    or

    mail off

    American
    to post a letter, parcel etc to someone
    mail something to someone:

    Information is mailed regularly to all our members.

  2. 2
    computing to send a message, document etc to someone by email
    mail something to someone:

    I’ll mail the details to you before the end of the day.

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