go to sea


somewhat old-fashioned
: to become a sailor
He went to sea at a young age.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web For now, the W76-2 will probably go to sea with all future missile submarine patrols. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 1 May 2023 Class Frigates will go to sea with at least 32 MK 41 vertical launch cells. Craig Hooper, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2021 The only solution, as far as he’s concerned, is to go to sea and experience a life away from shore. Ilana Masad, The Atlantic, 18 Dec. 2022 Sears’ chance to go to sea finally came in 1941, when the ornithologist William Vogt asked her help in analyzing why guano birds in Peru, who fed on anchovies from the ocean, were dying in mass numbers. Catherine Musemeche, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 July 2022 Dockside activity indicated that the yacht's crew might have been preparing to go to sea. NBC News, 7 May 2022 Using market predictions to inform investment decisions is like preparing your boat to go to sea based on weather forecasts that someone made up. John Jennings, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 By the end of the summer, Mr. Alvarez had caught the allure of the sea and wanted to quit Patterson Park High School and go to sea full time, but his father would have none of it. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, 15 Aug. 2021 Each was meant to have modular mission capability and be able to go to sea to fight subs, mines or fulfill a more traditional surface-warfare mission. Andrew Dyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 June 2021 See More

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“Go to sea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20to%20sea. Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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