In this Dropkick Murphys song, what does "shipping up" mean in the title?
I'm Shipping Up To Boston
I've looked for it in three different dictionaries. None of them contain "ship up". So maybe there is someone who can help for me.
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It means to travel by boat. Here's the Merriam-Webster definition:
2 a : to go or travel by ship —often used with out
In this case, it's used with "up" rather than "out". "Up" here means north, so wherever they were travelling from, it was south of Boston.