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verb British English pronunciation: transfer /trænsˈfɜː(r)/ 
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he/she/ittransfers
present participletransferring
past tensetransferred
past participletransferred
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to move from one job, office, or department to another in the same company or organization
    transfer to:

    I'm transferring to our Tokyo office next year.

    transfer someone from something to something:

    Helen was transferred from marketing to sales.

    1. a.
      [transitive] to move someone or something from one place to another
      transfer someone/something to something:

      Wait until the cakes cool before transferring them to a plate.

      Our tour group was transferred to the hotel by bus.

    2. b.
      [intransitive] to stop studying at one school or university and go to another
      transfer to:

      The children will transfer to a new school in September.

    3. c.
      [transitive] to move money from one account or bank to another

      I need to transfer £500 to my daughter's account.

    4. d.
      [transitive] British to sell a professional sports player to another team

      Ferdinand was transferred to Leeds for £18 million.

    5. e.
      [intransitive/transitive] to move from one bus, vehicle, plane, or boat to another as part of a longer journey

      We're being transferred to another plane in Amsterdam.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to stop giving your time or support to one person or thing and give it to another

    The time came to transfer their attention from study to practical life.

  3. 4
    [transitive] to officially arrange for someone else to become the owner of something

    They are transferring the deeds to the new owner.

  4. 5
    [transitive] to copy information or images from one place or object to another

    I want you to transfer the files onto a disk.

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