deliver

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Verb[change]

Plain form
deliver

Third-person singular
delivers

Past tense
delivered

Past participle
delivered

Present participle
delivering

  1. (transitive) If you deliver something, you bring it to the person or place where it belongs.
    The award was delivered to her personally by the president.
    His mother delivered him to the meeting place right on time.
  2. (transitive) If you deliver a speech, you speak in front of a number of people.
  3. (transitive & intransitive) If you deliver, you do what you promised or had to do.
    A promise from the government doesn't mean that they will actually deliver.
  4. (transitive) If you deliver a hit, kick, etc. to someone, you hit them.
  5. (transitive) If someone delivers a baby, they help it out of the mother when it is born.
    Joan Ellen Montgomery, 4.8 kg, was delivered last night at the Greenville hospital.
  6. (transitive) If you deliver someone from something bad, you help them get away from it.

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