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sail around

1. To travel in the air or on the water in an aimless or leisurely manner. It's a beautiful day to take the schooner out and just sail around for a few hours. There were a number of birds sailing around overhead, waiting to see if we would drop any of our food.
2. To travel in a boat or plain along a route that bypasses or circumnavigates something. We'll have to sail around the massive storms in Buffalo if we want to ensure the safety of everyone on board.. We're finally sailing around Cape Horn tomorrow morning.
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sail around

to travel by water in a boat or ship. We sailed around for about an hour and then went back to the shore. Let's go out and sail around before dinner.
See also: around, sail
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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