transitive to discuss, portray, or advocate a romantic pairing of (two characters who appear in a work of (serial) fiction), esp. when such a pairing is not depicted in the original work; also intransitive
To ship, or not to ship?—That is the question we asked readers… And answer in droves they did, with a loud and resounding, ‘Yes!’…Mulder and Scully should become involved in an overtly romantic capacity right now!
There’s fan fiction with plot, and then there’s fan fiction which is just sex. But we sub-divide ourselves into who you ship.
Over half of the fans who responded to the survey were Buffy/Spike fans, while slightly more than one-third each ’shipped Buffy/Angel and Angel/Spike.
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