sail

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈseɪl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/seɪl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(sāl)


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sail

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. the [boat's, ship's, yacht's] sail
  2. the sails of the [boat]
  3. the [ship] has [three] sails
  4. [rig, mast, lower, unfurl, tighten] the sails
  5. a wind- [torn] sail
  6. the sails [fluttered, waved, struggled] in the wind
  7. a [strong, gusty] wind caught the sail
  8. a huge wave [blasted, battered, hit] the sail
  9. [cruising, exploring, drifting] under sail
  10. go for a sail around the [island, lake, cape]
  11. set sail to [America, France, Brazil]
  12. set sail at [night, dawn, daybreak]
  13. make sail for [France]
  14. informal: the [family, company, government] needs to trim sails
  15. sail a [boat, ship, company]
  16. sail the [seas, oceans, Atlantic]
  17. sail in the [lake, sea, wind]
  18. sailing at [sea, dawn]
  19. sail for [home, the shore, England]
  20. sail from [Portsmouth, the port, the harbor]
  21. sailed (back) to [shore, the island, New York]
  22. sail away
  23. sail through the [air, sky]
  24. sail through [an exam, a test, school]
  25. sail through with flying colors
  26. sail into the [room, building, crowd]
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