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Verb
Move smoothly and rapidly or in a stately or confident manner
“Barring any last-minute surprises, the trio should sail smoothly through the process.”
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To begin a voyage
“The cruise ship Aurora was last night due to sail on her next voyage, just hours after docking in Southampton.”
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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.”
Verb
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.”
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“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.”
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“A pencil sailed past his ear.”
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“The ball sailed high into the air.”
Noun
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.”
Noun
A journey over water in a vessel
“… we went for a brief sail on the bay to relax.”
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