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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Idioms for ship

Origin of ship

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First recorded before 900; Middle English, Old English noun scip, scipp; cognate with Dutch schip, German Schiff, Old Norse, Gothic skip; the verb is derivative of the noun
ship·less, adjectiveship·less·ly, adverbmis·ship, verb, mis·shipped, mis·ship·ping.pre·ship, verb (used with object), pre·shipped, pre·ship·ping.
barge, boat, canoe, cruise ship, sailboat, ship , yacht

Definition for ship (2 of 3)

ship2
[ ship ]
/ ʃɪp /
Slang.

noun

a romantic relationship between fictional characters, as in fan fiction, or between famous people, whether or not the romance actually exists in the book, show, etc., or in real life:the TV show's most popular ships.

verb (used with or without object), shipped, ship·ping.

to take an interest in or hope for a romantic relationship between (fictional characters or famous people), whether or not the romance actually exists: I'm shipping those guys—they would make a great couple!

Origin of ship

2
First recorded in 1995–2000; shortening of relationship

Definition for ship (3 of 3)

-ship

a native English suffix of nouns denoting condition, character, office, skill, etc.: clerkship; friendship; statesmanship.

Origin of -ship

Middle English, Old English -scipe; akin to shape; cognate with dialectal Frisian, dialectal Dutch schip
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British Dictionary definitions for ship (1 of 2)

ship
/ (ʃɪp) /

noun

verb ships, shipping or shipped

See also ship out
shippable, adjective
Old English scip; related to Old Norse skip, Old High German skif ship, scipfī cup

British Dictionary definitions for ship (2 of 2)

-ship

suffix forming nouns

indicating state or conditionfellowship
indicating rank, office, or positionlordship
indicating craft or skillhorsemanship; workmanship; scholarship
Old English -scipe; compare shape
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Idioms and Phrases with ship

ship

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