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set sail

verb as in get started on trip

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Then they set sail for open water, where they were assured someone would rescue them.

On August 22, some 88 ships set sail for the southern point of Brooklyn allowing more than 22,000 troops to begin their attack.

Some 7,000 Confederates set sail for Brazil in the aftermath of the American Civil War, settling in a city called Americana.

With funding from ten private donors, the first abortion ship, Aurora, set sail for Ireland in 2001.

He was 56 when he set sail in 1967 and wandered the high seas, getting kicked out of foreign ports.

I shall do so, God willing, as soon as the vessels about to go to Nueva España have set sail.

So once more the ships set sail, and soon reached the shores of one of the Philippines, but a short distance from Alila's home.

Just as the fleet was about to set sail again, something happened to change Magellan's plans.

And with that he bid me ‘Good day,’ and on the morrow he set sail in a full-rigged ship for the sunny land of Spain.

Hither came to me Captain Lambert to take his leave of me, he being this day to set sail for the Straights.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to set sail, such as: dive in, go ahead, set out, and start out.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.