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To begin a voyage, especially on water
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“We must lodge and feed, for tomorrow we sail to unknown parts.”
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To travel in a ship, boat, or other watercraft
“After the night dive, the crew would sail to the leeward side of a local island to anchor for the night.”
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To navigate or control (a boat or ship)
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“About thirty members of the crew stayed on board to help the Captain sail the ship to St. John's, Newfoundland, the nearest harbor.”
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To proceed smoothly or in a stately or confident manner, literally or figuratively
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“Barring any last-minute surprises, the trio should sail smoothly through the process.”
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To move rapidly in a given direction
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“He banked hard to the right and saw a spray of silver bullets sail past, just missing his propeller.”
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To fly or ascend into the air
“The two guards on Lodan's shoulder watched the ball sail over their heads and turned to Wilt as he caught it and charged for the goal.”
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To move along on the surface of a liquid or in the air
“The gloom would fade to darkness, and perhaps the moon would sail slowly above us.”
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To travel, usually with some measurable distance
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Ship out
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To travel to numerous islands in a short period of time
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To move or traverse over
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To move through the water in a boat using oars or paddles
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A long journey, especially involving travel by sea
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“In the morning, Roger and I went for a sail off the weather side of the island, as there was a smart breeze.”
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A piece of material extended on a mast to catch the wind and propel a boat, 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.”
Noun
A ship with masts and sails, powered by the wind
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The flat functional end of a propeller, oar, hockey stick, screwdriver, skate, etc.
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