ship off to

ship somebody/something off to somewhere

also ship off somebody/something
to send someone or something to a place When Pauline was twelve, her father shipped her off to relatives in Baltimore. The kids were arrested, convicted, and shipped off to reform school. Students should ship off their applications well before the deadline.
See also: off, ship
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Before you ship off to war, how about going back to school to master some new skills?
As she watched her fellow Americans ship off to fight in World War II, Nikki Campbell-Smith, a college junior in 1942, often anguished over the possibility that no family members would end up serving their country.
Every two years, the teens ship off to Minnesota for six weeks of hockey camp that precedes eight weeks of filming.