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

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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 — {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 To Mystery — Set Sail To Mystery …   Википедия

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