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despatch

  

      vb   tr      a less common spelling of       dispatch  
  despatcher      n  
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dispatch   , despatch         
      vb   tr  
1    to send off promptly, as to a destination or to perform a task  
2    to discharge or complete (a task, duty, etc.) promptly  
3    Informal   to eat up quickly  
4    to murder or execute  
      n  
5    the act of sending off a letter, messenger, etc.  
6    prompt action or speed (often in the phrase with dispatch)  
7    an official communication or report, sent in haste  
8      (Journalism)   a report sent to a newspaper, etc., by a correspondent  
9    murder or execution  
     (C16: from Italian dispacciare, from Provençal despachar, from Old French despeechier to set free, from des- dis-1 + -peechier, ultimately from Latin pedica a fetter)  
  dispatcher      n  


despatch         
      vb   tr      a less common spelling of       dispatch  
  despatcher      n  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

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despatch

  

    dispatch  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collins
dispatch   , despatch         
      vb  
1    accelerate, consign, dismiss, express, forward, hasten, hurry, quicken, remit, send, transmit  
2    conclude, discharge, dispose of, expedite, finish, make short work of     (informal)   perform, settle  
3    assassinate, blow away     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   bump off     (slang)   butcher, eliminate     (slang)   execute, finish off, kill, murder, put an end to, slaughter, slay, take out     (slang)  
      n  
4    alacrity, celerity, expedition, haste, precipitateness, promptitude, promptness, quickness, rapidity, speed, swiftness  
5    account, bulletin, communication, communiqué, document, instruction, item, letter, message, missive, news, piece, report, story  


despatch         
    dispatch  

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