cargo


cargo
noun
ADJECTIVE
bulk, heavy
precious, valuable

a precious cargo of antiques

deadly, hazardous, high-risk

The terrorists parked the van with its deadly cargo in a dark alleyway.

dry

dry cargo, such as fruit

human

The boats discharged their human cargo a little way from the shore.

military (esp. AmE)

the packaging and transporting of military cargo

VERB + CARGO
carry, haul (AmE), move, transport
load, take on

The ship stopped to take on a cargo of fruit.

discharge, offload (AmE), unload
deliver
handle

The port handles cargo from all over Asia.

CARGO + NOUN
aircraft, boat (esp. BrE), carrier, hauler (AmE), plane, ship, truck (esp. AmE), vessel
bay, hold

The satellite was stowed in the shuttle's cargo bay for return to Earth.

He was found hiding in the cargo hold of a plane.

compartment, container
handler, handling
capacity (esp. AmE)

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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