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dispatch

or des·patch

[ dih-spach ]
/ dɪˈspætʃ /
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verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Archaic. to hasten; be quick.
noun
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Idioms about dispatch

    mentioned in dispatches, British. honored by being named in official military reports for special bravery or acts of service.

Origin of dispatch

1510–20; <Italian dispacciare to hasten, speed, or <Spanish despachar both ultimately <Old French despeechier to unshackle, equivalent to des-dis-1 + -peechier<Late Latin -pedicāre to shackle; see impeach

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British Dictionary definitions for dispatch

dispatch

despatch

/ (dɪˈspætʃ) /

verb (tr)
noun

Derived forms of dispatch

dispatcher, noun

Word Origin for dispatch

C16: from Italian dispacciare, from Provençal despachar, from Old French despeechier to set free, from des- dis- 1 + -peechier, ultimately from Latin pedica a fetter
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