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.

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“Embark on/upon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embark%20on%2Fupon. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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