ship off

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Related to ship off: tight ship, Shape up or ship out

w>ship off

vt sepversenden; coal, grain etcverfrachten; (esp by ship) → verschiffen; they shipped their sons off to boarding schoolsie steckten ihre Söhne ins Internat (inf)
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But I snatched up a long pole and kept the ship off, making signs to my men by nodding my head, that they must row for their lives, whereon they laid out with a will.
That is plain speaking," said Sancho; "but let your worship take care to choose it on the seacoast, so that if I don't like the life, I may be able to ship off my black vassals and deal with them as I have said; don't mind going to see my lady Dulcinea now, but go and kill this giant and let us finish off this business; for by God it strikes me it will be one of great honour and great profit.
Beijing, China - Thirty-two people, mostly Iranians, were missing Sunday after an oil tanker collided with a cargo ship off the coast of east China, the transport ministry said.
Summary: Yokosuka [Japan], June 18 (ANI): The bodies of the sailors who have been missing after USS Fitzgerald collided with a merchant ship off the coast of Japan, have been found, according to Navy's 7th fleet.
Accra, Ramadan 24, 1434, Aug 2, 2013, SPA -- Ghana's navy and national security forces captured a pirate ship off the West African country's coast and arrested its crew, the government said Friday.
Summary: Milan:Pirates have freed three Italian sailors they abducted from a ship off Nigeria last month, .
The USNS Rappahannock reportedly fired on a ship off the UAE coast
Summary: Experts have filmed the wreckage of a sunken WWII ship off the coast of Australia, and identified it as the hospital ship Centaur.
Somali pirates armed with rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons attacked a Dutch-operated container ship off the coast of Tanzania, but failed to hijack the vessel.
PIRATES hijacked a Japanese ship off Somalia, a Chinese boat was seized off the Kenyan coast and a Turkish shipwas hijacked off Yemen.
Seven foreign oil workers were taken hostage Wednesday from an Italian oil ship off Nigeria's southern coast, the latest in a string of hostage takings and attacks on Nigeria's oil industry which have cut production by 25 percent since the beginning of the year.
The sequels continue her wild adventures when she's dropped at a Boston school for young ladies and then goes off to command a British ship off the coast of France.