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make sail

To embark on a journey on a body of water in a boat (not necessarily one with sails). We're about to make sail, so take care of any unfinished business in the port now or forever hold your peace! We only made sail a month ago, but it feels like we've been at sea for years now.
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make sail

1. To begin a voyage.
2. To set sail.
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