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embark for (some place)

To depart for a particular destination, as on some mode of transportation. Do you know when Karen embarks for Rome? I want to see her before she leaves.
See also: embark, for

embark on (something)

1. To begin a particular journey or trip, as on some mode of transportation. Do you know when Karen embarks on her trip for Rome? I want to see her before she leaves.
2. By extension, to begin any course of action. I want to go back to school for a business degree, and I plan to embark on that process this fall.
See also: embark, on
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

embark for (some place)

to leave for some place, usually in a ship or an airplane. We are embarking for Denver tomorrow morning. Maria is embarking for Honolulu in just a few minutes.
See also: embark, for

embark on something

1. . Lit. to begin a journey by boarding a ship, airplane, etc. They embarked on their journey from San Juan.
2. Fig. to begin a project; to begin any process. When will you embark on your new project?
See also: embark, on
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Mfeketo said: ae1/4oeI myself was detained during the 1980s and embarked on a hunger strike in protest against Apartheid South Africaae1/4aos practice of detention without trial among other issues.
By that time the rearguard units, shielded by the Commandos, had either embarked (1600 men of 5 NZ Brigade, 207 of 2/8 Australian Battalion) or were "in position for embarkation" (2/7 Australian and the Marine Battalions had been on the path to the beach under the orders of "Movement Control" since 11.30 pm).
Ryan Bracey has embarked on an apprenticeship programme as a parts adviser at Jennings Ford's Yarm Road dealership in Stockton
Muscat : Muscat Municipality has embarked on the construction and intersection project of Al Mahaj roundabout in Al Amerat.
Summary: David Cameron has embarked on a three-day tour of the Gulf and Middle East in a bid to cement major UK arms sales and bolster relations with key allies in the region.
A pair of adventurous friends have embarked on a journey around the world, stopping to help charities along the way.
Rs 100 million have been embarked for lying of OFC to connect remote areas of the Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
Summary: In a move to develop indigenous salinity--resistant fodder, the ADFCA has embarked on a new research project in association with the UAE University's Faculty of Food and Agriculture.
Summary: Waha Oil Company Announces on 27/11/2011 that it has embarked crude oil production from the fields of Dahra and Samah .
USS Essex (LHD 2) embarked landing craft and air cushion vehicles with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force on 6 December 2010, as part of exercise Keen Sword 2010.
NINEWA / Aswat al-Iraq: Technicians embarked Saturday on repairing the oil leakage in a main pipeline south of Mosul that carries oil to Turkey, a source from the North Oil Company said.
Ten criminal defendants, who are kept under custody in the pre-trial detention center in Karakol, Issyk-Kul oblast, have embarked on hunger strike, reported the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan.They are charged with attempted take over of the polling station in Balykchy, organization of mass disorders and calls for coup on the day of the presidential elections on July 23.They have decided to embark on an hunger strike to express their distrust to the court system on the whole and the judges reviewing the case in particular.
We have embarked on an effort to update our Strategic Plan.