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noun [countable]     ship pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    a very large boat used for carrying people or goods long distances

    His ship sailed from Pearl Harbor on Monday.

    on board/aboard ship:

    There were over 350 passengers aboard ship.

  2. 2
    informal a romantic relationship between fictional characters, usually one that is suggested by fans rather than shown in the work of fiction itself. The couple often has a 'ship name' formed of the names of the two characters.

    JK Rowling crushed the Harry and Hermione ship with a big cannonball when giving an interview, and that was the end of it.

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    relationship (used in textspeak)

    I see a ship developing between them.

    Submitted by Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 05/02/2016
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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