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verb     post pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleposting
past tenseposted
past participleposted
  1. 1



    post off

    [transitive] to send a letter or parcel to someone in the post. The usual American word is mail.
  2. 2



    post up

    [transitive] to put information or a message where the public can see it, for example on a wall

    The menu and prices are posted outside the door.

    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] computing to put writing or images online where other people can see them

      New job openings are posted every day on their website.

      I’ve been wanting to post about this for a while now.

      The Navy posted a video on YouTube showing preparations for the storm.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to send someone to a place to guard it or to watch who arrives and leaves

    Extra guards were posted at the border crossing.

    1. a.
      [transitive] to send someone to another country or place to work for the government or a company, or for duty in the armed forces

      He was then posted to 22 Squadron.

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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