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ship

slang To support and/or hope for a romantic pairing of two people, typically fictional characters from a TV show or movie. It is a shortened form of the word "relationship." Be honest—who do you ship on Game of Thrones?

ship out

1. To leave or depart to some distant location, especially by air or sea. We're shipping out in the morning for a two-year tour of Afghanistan. The package shipped out on an express carrier last week, so it should have reached you by now. I'm getting pretty sick of your crummy attitude, mister! If you want to stay under this roof, you need to shape up or ship out!
2. To send, export, or expel someone or something to some distant location, especially by air or sea. A noun or pronoun can be used between "ship" and "out." We've shipped out nearly 3 million units in the first month alone, so I think it's safe to say that the product has been a phenomenal success so far. Our parents used to ship us out to our Aunt Lilly's house in Florida for a month each summer. Many fear the new law will encourage employers to ship jobs out to cheaper foreign factories.
See also: out, ship

shipping

slang The act of supporting and/or hoping for the romantic pairing of two people, typically fictional characters from TV shows or movies. It is derived from the word "relationship." A lot of people got into that show for the shipping. Are you Team Jess or Team Logan?

shipping and handling

The costs associated with packaging and delivering a product to the person who bought it. Our top line of vacuum cleaners is now only $250, plus shipping and handling. After you take taxes and shipping and handling into account, this thing's going to cost me nearly $3,000!
See also: and, handling, shipping

shipping and handling

the costs of handling a product and transporting it to a customer. Shipping and handling charges were included in the price. The cost of the goods is low and shipping and handling added only a few dollars.
See also: and, handling, shipping

ship out

1. Leave, especially for a distant place, as in The transport planes carried troops shipping out to the Mediterranean. Although this usage originally meant "depart by ship," the expression is no longer limited to that mode of travel. [c. 1900]
2. Send, export, especially to a distant place, as in The factory shipped out many more orders last month. [Mid-1600s]
3. Quit a job or be fired; see shape up, def. 3.
See also: out, ship

ship out

v.
1. To accept a position on board a ship and serve as a crew member: The sailor shipped out on a tanker.
2. To leave, as for a distant place: The troops shipped out for the war zone.
3. To send something or someone, as to a distant place: The army shipped out more troops to the war zone. The factory shipped the part out to the dealership.
See also: out, ship
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