set sail


set sail
phrasal
: to begin a voyage : start out

we are setting sail for England next week

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set sail
1. To spread the sails
2. To set forth on a voyage (with for)
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Main Entry:sail
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set sail see under ↑sail1
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Main Entry:set

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set sail phrase
to begin a journey across water

The ship set sail on Wednesday.

Thesaurus: to start a journeyhyponym
Main entry: sail

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hoist the sails of a vessel
begin a voyage

tomorrow we set sail for France

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set sail
: to begin a journey on water in a ship or boat

They set sail for/from San Francisco tomorrow.

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Main Entry:sail
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set sail — see sail, 2
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Main Entry:set

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • set sail — ► set sail 1) hoist the sails of a boat. 2) begin a voyage. Main Entry: ↑set …   English terms dictionary

  • set sail — to begin a trip on a ship or boat. Later he left California and set sail for Australia, searching for gold. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of set sail (= put up the sails of a boat to use the wind to move forward) …   New idioms dictionary

  • set sail — {v. phr.} To begin a sea voyage; start sailing. * /The ship set sail for Europe./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • set sail — phrasal to start out on a course; especially to begin a voyage < set sail for Bermuda > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • set sail — verb To embark on a voyage by boat. We set sail for the Caribbean …   Wiktionary

  • set\ sail — v. phr. To begin a sea voyage; start sailing. The ship set sail for Europe …   Словарь американских идиом

  • set sail — start sailing, begin a sea voyage The three women set sail for Hawaii on a small sailboat …   Idioms and examples

  • set sail — to begin a journey across water The ship set sail on Wednesday …   English dictionary

  • set sail — Synonyms and related words: begin, blast away, blast off, clap on, commence, crack on, dive in, fall to, get to, give her beans, go ahead, head into, hoist sail, jump off, kick off, make sail, pack on, pack on sail, pitch in, plunge into, put on… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • set sail — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. launch, shove off, weigh anchor; see leave 1 , sail 1 , 2 …   English dictionary for students


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