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1‘the concrete blocks have been transported by lorry’
convey, carry, take, transfer, move, shift, bring, fetch, send, deliver, bear, conduct, haul, lug, cart, run, ship, ferry
2‘he was convicted of theft and transported’
banish, exile, deport, drive away, expatriate, extradite
3‘she was completely transported by the excitement of her passion’
thrill, delight, ravish, carry away, enrapture, entrance, enchant, enthral, electrify, captivate, bewitch, fascinate, spellbind, charm, overjoy, elate
1‘this service is used mainly by the elderly who have no access to alternative forms of transport’
conveyance, transportation, transfer, transference, transmission, movement
vehicle, car, carriage, carrier
2‘protect the camera in case it is dropped during transport’
transit, transportation, conveyance, traffic, carriage, freight, freightage, shipment, shipping, haulage, delivery, distribution, carrying
3‘the mother, in a transport of grief, clung to her husband’
frenzy, fit, rhapsody
intense feeling, strong emotion, passion, fervour, vehemence
4transports‘the transports of passion’
rapture, ecstasy, elation, exaltation, exhilaration, euphoria, bliss, seventh heaven, heaven, paradise, high
informal cloud nine
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