put (out) to sea


: to leave a port, harbor, etc., and begin traveling on the sea
The ship will put (out) to sea tomorrow.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Russian Ministry of Defense said Monday that a detachment of warships of the Pacific Fleet from Vladivostok has been put to sea to participate in naval exercises with their Chinese counterparts, starting Wednesday and running through Dec. 27. Ann M. Simmons, WSJ, 19 Dec. 2022 Roman Abramovich, the most visible Russian oligarch recently seen in Turkey, does not use Imperial Yachts to manage the construction of his opulent yachts or staff them after they are put to sea. Carlotta Gall, New York Times, 23 Oct. 2022 The whaler was probably built and put to sea only roughly less than nine months after the trees were felled — a short amount of time in that period. Sean Mowbray, Discover Magazine, 17 Oct. 2022 With no less than three shows that have been put to sea. Daniel Scheffler, SPIN, 4 Apr. 2022 Instead, the seafarers say, they are sent to Iran and put to sea, where they are overworked, denied enough food and at times forced to transport drugs and cargo that is under international sanctions. Washington Post, 14 Jan. 2022 His youngest son preparing bait and his elderly, former mother-in-law readying claw bands, Grimshaw, 65, prodded his aging boat into the choppy harbor late one summer morning, well after most fishermen have put to sea. David Abel, BostonGlobe.com, 13 Dec. 2021 Extreme weather also resulted in fewer days on which fishermen could put to sea and drove up their operational costs. The Christian Science Monitor, 26 Aug. 2021 The dire economic tailspin of the early 1990s following the collapse of Cuba’s aid from the Soviet Union led tens of thousands to put to sea in innertubes, makeshift rafts and highjacked boats. Andrea Rodriguez, orlandosentinel.com, 8 Aug. 2021 See More

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“Put (out) to sea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20%28out%29%20to%20sea. Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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