set sail

set sail
To embark on a voyage by boat.

We set sail for the Caribbean.

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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 — phrasal : to begin a voyage : start out we are setting sail for England next week * * * set sail 1. To spread the sails 2. To set forth on a voyage (with for) • • • Main Entry: ↑sail set sail see unde …   Useful english 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 — 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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