embark on/upon

idiom

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.

Examples of embark on/upon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The band is also set to embark on a North American tour at various festivals across the U.S., with stops at Virginia Beach, Virginia, for the Point Break Festival, the San Diego Bayfest in California, and a final stop in Riviera Maya, Mexico, for the Closer To The Sun Festival. Charlotte Phillipp, Peoplemag, 24 May 2024 At that point, Travis Barker, who was preparing to embark on another leg of his Blink-182 tour, was with her. Sara Vallone, Miami Herald, 24 May 2024 To truly appreciate Zurich’s splendor, stroll along the Limmat River, embark on a scenic boat journey across Lake Zurich, or hike up Uetliberg Mountain for sweeping views of the city. Taryn White, Travel + Leisure, 20 May 2024 That’s where the two main characters in the movie embark on an odyssey that epitomizes the dreams and hardships of countless more hoping to make it abroad. Elian Peltier Annika Hammerschlag, New York Times, 18 May 2024 Mon Laferte is set to embark on the European leg of her Autopoiética tour this summer. Griselda Flores, Billboard, 14 May 2024 Following a summer on the road at music festivals, Jelly Roll will embark on his Beautifully Broken tour, a trek that will hit 37 arenas across North America later this year. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 11 May 2024 Starting in June, the comedian will embark on a multi-city tour, stopping in San Diego, Washington state, Oregon, and the Bay Area. Krystie Lee Yandoli, Rolling Stone, 13 May 2024 The time is now for buyers to secure their lot and embark on a straightforward journey toward their dream homes. Prime Development Land Company, Kansas City Star, 12 May 2024

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“Embark on/upon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embark%20on%2Fupon. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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