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dispatch

 
Noun dispatch has 4 senses
  1. dispatch, despatch, communique - an official report (usually sent in haste)
    --1 is a kind of report, news report, story, account, write up
    --1 has parts: dateline
    Derived form: verb dispatch1
  2. dispatch, despatch, shipment - the act of sending off something
    --2 is a kind of departure, going, going away, leaving
    --2 has particulars: reshipment
  3. dispatch, despatch, expedition, expeditiousness - the property of being prompt and efficient; "it was done with dispatch"
    --3 is a kind of celerity, quickness, rapidity
    Derived form: verb dispatch4
  4. dispatch, despatch - killing a person or animal
    --4 is a kind of killing, kill, putting to death
    Derived forms: verb dispatch3, verb dispatch5
Verb dispatch has 5 senses
  1. dispatch, despatch, send off - send away towards a designated goal
    --1 is one way to transport, send, ship
    Derived forms: noun dispatch1, noun dispatcher2
    Sample sentence:
    They won't dispatch the story
  2. dispatch, discharge, complete - complete or carry out; "discharge one's duties"
    --2 is one way to carry through, accomplish, execute, carry out, action, fulfill, fulfil
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. murder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, polish off, remove - kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"
    --3 is one way to kill
    Derived form: noun dispatch4
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot dispatch Sue
  4. dispatch - dispose of rapidly and without delay and efficiently; "He dispatched the task he was assigned"
    --4 is one way to
    act, move
    Derived form: noun dispatch3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. dispatch - kill without delay; "the traitor was dispatched by the conspirators"
    --5 is one way to
    kill
    Derived form: noun dispatch4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
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