sail verb definition in Travelling by boat or ship topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

sail

 verb: Travelling by boat or ship topic
1 [intransitive, transitive] (of a boat or ship or the people on it) to travel on water using sails or an engine (+ adv./prep.) to sail into harbour The dinghy sailed smoothly across the lake. The ferry sails from Newhaven to Dieppe. one of the first people to sail around the world sail something to sail the Atlantic2 [intransitive] (of a boat or ship or the people in it) to begin a journey on water We sail at 2 p.m. tomorrow. sail for something He sailed for the West Indies from Portsmouth.

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