take ship

idiomatic phrase

Definition of take ship

: to set out on a voyage by ship … he spoke freely of his intention to start shortly for Liverpool and take ship for America.— George Eliot … where they built a canoe, paddled down the muddy Mississippi between unending reaches of lonely marsh and forest, and from New Orleans took ship to Virginia.— Theodore Roosevelt The idea of taking ship and heading off into the blue is, after all, a central part of the mythology of being English.— Jonathan Raban

First Known Use of take ship

1530, in the meaning defined above

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“Take ship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20ship. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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