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Move smoothly and rapidly or in a stately or confident manner
“Barring any last-minute surprises, the trio should sail smoothly through the process.”
To begin a voyage
“The cruise ship Aurora was last night due to sail on her next voyage, just hours after docking in Southampton.”
Travel in a ship or boat using sails or engine power
“After the exercise the ship will sail to Palermo where she will berth with the rest of the STANAVFORMED warships.”
Travel in a boat with sails, especially as a sport or recreation
“I christened her Gazelle, learned to sail on her, and took my wife and children sailing nearly every weekend.”
“Mr and Mrs Roger-Lund and their 16-year-old son, Lee, plan to sail the yacht in the Cape to Rio race in 1976.”
“A pencil sailed past his ear.”
“The ball sailed high into the air.”
A piece of material extended on a mast to catch the wind and propel a boat or ship or other vessel
“I knew it was coming to rescue us so I took down the sail and mast, took up the centerboard and brought in the rudder and lashed it all secure.”
A journey over water in a vessel
“… we went for a brief sail on the bay to relax.”
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