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Definition of embark verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

embark

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verb
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbɑːk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbɑːrk//
 
[intransitive, transitive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they embark
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbɑːk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbɑːrk//
 
he / she / it embarks
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbɑːks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbɑːrks//
 
past simple embarked
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbɑːkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbɑːrkt//
 
past participle embarked
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbɑːkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbɑːrkt//
 
-ing form embarking
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbɑːkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbɑːrkɪŋ//
 
Travelling by boat or ship
 
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to get onto a ship; to put something onto a ship We stood on the pier and watched as they embarked. embark somebody/something They embarked the troops by night. opposite disembark See related entries: Travelling by boat or ship Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from French embarquer, from em- ‘in’ + barque ‘bark, ship’.Extra examples The invasion force was ready to embark. The team embarked for Italy. They travelled with him to the coast to watch him embark. She has already embarked on her studies. She was now ready to embark on her adventure. The company has recently embarked on a new venture. some advice for anyone seriously embarking on a career in the music business Phrasal Verbsembark on something
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