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set sail for (some place)

To embark on a journey on water in a boat (not necessarily one with sails). We're about to set sail for the mainland, so take care of any unfinished business in the port now or forever hold your peace! They set sail for England a month ago, but no one has heard from them since.
See also: sail, set
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When all was ready we set sail for Achin, in the island of Sumatra, and from thence to Siam, where we exchanged some of our wares for opium and some arrack; the first a commodity which bears a great price among the Chinese, and which at that time was much wanted there.
After this misfortune Sir Hovenden Walker set sail for England; and many pious people began to think it a sin even to wish for the conquest of Canada."
They set sail for Astoria on the 22d January, intending to remove the property from thence as speedily as possible to the Russian settlements on the northwest coast, to prevent it from falling into the hands of the British.
The blockade once raised, they might embark immediately, and set sail for England or Spain, without fear of being molested.
From Amsterdam I soon after set sail for England, in a small vessel belonging to that city.
I was able to set sail for my destination on the next day.
So although the heart of Deirdre was sad and heavy with foreboding of evil, they set sail for the land of Erin.
These people are from the Madangir area in South Delhi and were on board along with other 79 people in the boat set sail for New Zealand from Munumbum in Kerala.
Aurora in Norway SET SAIL FOR NORWAY P&O CRUISES is offering a 12-night Norwegian cruise on Aurora (R902) from PS979 per person for an inside cabin.
With Captain Eye Patch in charge, they set sail for the island of Ellawi and they are soon asking the question, where the 'ell are we?
He said he would set sail for the Philippine Rise next week.
Turnberry But his rise to leader of the free world back in 1930, had very humble beginnings when his mum set sail for the US.
The 104m-long frigate, which has visited ten different countries on its latest voyage, will set sail for Dublin on Tuesday ahead of visits to Spain, Italy, Greece and Uruguay.
The warship has set sail for the east African country of Djibouti, where the Indian Air Force's C-17 transporter planes are waiting to fly them home, it said.