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set sail

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

set sail

Also, make sail. Begin a voyage on water, as in Dad rented a yacht, and we're about to set sail for the Caribbean, or We'll make sail for the nearest port. These expressions, dating from the early 1500s, originally meant "put the sails in position to catch the wind," and hence cause the vessel to move.
See also: sail, set

set sail

Nautical
To begin a voyage on water.
See also: sail, set
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INS Sumitra set sail for Djibouti late last night from Aden with 348 Indian nationals evacuated from Yemen," Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted.
Arriving in Santa Cruz, Tenerife, guests will join Braemar and set sail for San Sebastian in La Gomera.
After a well-earned rest day they set sail up the Tyne to arrive at Newcastle's marina, along the Quayside, on Thursday morning.
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Taiwan's Central News Agency said that port authorities kept the vessel on which they planned to set sail despite the activists' claim that they planned to go fishing and not to protest at the Senkakus, called Diaoyu in China and Tiaoyutai in Taiwan.
There is a monument in Southampton at the spot the ships set sail from.
ANKARA , September 22, 2011 (TUR) -- Turkey's energy and natural resources minister said on Thursday that a Turkish oil exploration vessel would set sail towards the Mediterranean on Friday.
The MV Dignite/Al Karama, which left Greek waters early Tuesday, was heading slowly toward Gaza, a spokesman for the French Boat to Gaza campaign told AFP, saying they had not yet given up hope they would be joined by others from the ill-fated Freedom Flotilla which had been due to set sail last week.
The flotilla had been due to set sail last week but was hit by a wave of administrative obstacles which organisers have blamed on political pressure coming from Israel.
The "Dignite al Karama" is so far the only boat in a planned flotilla organized by pro-Palestinian activists to set sail from Greece, after the authorities there blocked other vessels from leaving the Athenian port, Piraeus.
The MV Dignite/Al Karama, which left Greek waters early on Tuesday, is heading slowly towards Gaza, a spokesman for the French Boat to Gaza campaign told AFP, saying they had not yet given up hope they would be joined by others from the ill-fated Freedom Flotilla which had been due to set sail last week.
has managed to set sail toward Gaza as part of the Second Freedom Flotilla
Summary: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have boarded Canadian frigate, HMCS Montreal, and set sail up the St Lawrence river for Quebec City.
the Audacity of Hope set sail to Gaza, about an hour an half ago and we are on our way to Gaza, 15 minutes ago cost gourds came along side of them and asked them to go back" Hirschmann told PNN.
Five employees from Newcastle-under-Lyme-based Bibby Consulting & Support have set sail on the Spirit of Fairbridge to help disadvantaged young people turn their lives around.