post


post
I
n.
mail

1) (BE) see mailI

2) (BE) free post

3) (CE) parcel post

4) (BE) by return of post (AE has by return mail)

II

v. (BE)

1) (A) she posted the book to me; or: she posted me the book

2) (D; tr.) to post from; to (the letter was posted from London to Edinburgh) (AE has mail II)

III
n.
station

1) a command; listening; observation; trading post

place of duty

2) to leave; quit one's post

3) at one's post (to be asleep at one's post)

IV

v. (esp. BE) (d; tr.) ('to station') to post to (she was posted to Bonn)

V
n.
pole

1) a starting post (at a horse race)

2) (colloq.) (BE) a telegraph post

3) (misc.) from pillar to post ('from one situation to another without letup'); (BE) to pip at the post ('to overtake and defeat at the very end')

* * *
[pəʊst]
listening
or: she posted me the book
quit one's post
trading post
(BE) (A) she posted the book to me
(BE) free post
(CE) parcel post
(colloq.) (BE) a telegraph post
['mail'] (BE) see mail I
['place of duty'] to leave
['station'] a command
(misc.) from pillar to post ('from one situation to another without letup')
(BE) to pip at the post ('to overtake and defeat at the very end')
(BE) by return of post (AE has by return mail)
(D; tr.) to post from to (AE has mail II; the letter was posted from London to Edinburgh)
['pole'] a starting post (at a horse race)
(esp. BE) (d; tr.) ('to station') to post to (she was posted to Bonn)
at one's post (to be asleep at one's post)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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