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sail

verb

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1 to travel on water in a vessel
  • I can't sail when there's any breeze at all because I get seasick easily

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2 to move or proceed smoothly and readily
  • sailed through the latest assignment

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3 to rest or move along the surface of a liquid or in the air
  • a leaf sailed by, carried by the breeze

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sail

noun

Synonyms of sail (Entry 2 of 2)

a journey over water in a vessel
  • we went for a brief sail on the bay to relax

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The first known use of sail was before the 12th century

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“Sail.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sail. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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