embark on/upon

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of embark on/upon

1 :to begin (a journey)
  • They embarked on their trip to America with high hopes.
2 :to begin (something that will take a long time or happen for a long time)
  • She's embarking on a new career.
  • The company has embarked upon a risky new project.

Word by Word Definitions

embark play
  1. : to go on board a vehicle for transportation

  2. : to make a start

  3. : to cause to go on board (a boat, an airplane, etc.)

upon play
  1. : on

  1. : on the surface : on it

  2. : thereafter, thereon


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