W2S2 [dıˈlıvə US -ər] v
1¦(take something somewhere)¦
2 deliver a speech/lecture/address etc
3¦(do something you should do)¦
5¦(blow/shock etc)¦
6 deliver a judgment/verdict
9¦(make somebody free of something)¦
Phrasal verbs
 deliver something<=>up
[Date: 1200-1300; : Old French; Origin: delivrer, from Latin liberare 'to set free']
to take goods, letters, packages etc to a particular place or person
The morning mail has just been delivered.
Do you deliver on Saturdays?
deliver sth to sb
They set off to deliver supplies to an isolated village.
I'm having some flowers delivered for her birthday.
2.) deliver a speech/lecture/address etc
to make a speech etc to a lot of people
The king delivered a televised speech to the nation on Nov 5.
to do or provide the things you are expected to, because you are responsible for them or they are part of your job
the costs of delivering adequate nursing care
the failure of some services to deliver the goods (=do what they have promised)
The company will deliver on its promises .
4.) ¦(BABY)¦ [T]
to help a woman give birth to her baby, or to give birth to a baby
They rushed her to hospital where doctors delivered her baby.
5.) ¦(BLOW/SHOCK ETC)¦ [T]
to give something such as a blow, shock, or warning to someone or something
He delivered a strong warning about the dangers facing the government.
6.) deliver a judgment/verdict
to officially state a formal decision or judgment
The jury delivered a verdict of unlawful killing.
7.) ¦(PERSON)¦ [T] formal
to put someone into someone else's control
deliver sb to sb
Sharett had betrayed him and delivered him to the enemy.
8.) ¦(VOTES)¦ [T]
especially AmE to get the votes or support of a particular group of people in an election
He cannot deliver the Latino vote.
literary or biblical to help someone escape from something bad or evil
deliver sb from sth
'Deliver us from evil,' she prayed.
>deliverer n
deliver up [deliver sth<=>up] phr v
to give something to someone else
A bankrupt must deliver up all his books, papers and records.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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