UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈseɪlɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈseɪlɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(sāling)

WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. go sailing on the [lake, Atlantic]
  2. went sailing around the [island, cape]
  3. took up sailing as a [pastime, hobby, distraction]
  4. used to go sailing [at school, in college]
  5. is [very, hugely, extremely] skilled at sailing
  6. I've never [tried, been, considered] sailing
  7. [timepieces, navigation tools, accessories, equipment] for sailing
  8. [two] days of (solitary) sailing
  9. idiom: will be [smooth, easy] sailing [from here on, to the end]
n as adj
  1. go on a sailing [trip, vacation]
  2. a sailing [dinghy, boat, ship, vessel]
  3. learn at a sailing [school, academy, club]
  4. is a sailing [instructor, monitor]
  5. a sailing [event, regatta, championship]
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  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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