sail

I
n.

1) to hoist, raise the sails; to make sail

2) to let out the sails

3) to furl, take in a sail; to reduce; slacken sail

4) to trim ('adjust') the sails

5) to lower, strike the sails

6) (misc.) to set sail for ('to leave for by ship, boat'); to make sail ('to set out on a voyage')

II
v.

1) (d; intr.) to sail along (to sail along the coast)

2) (d; intr.) to sail around, round (to sail around the world)

3) (d; intr.) to sail down (to sail down a river)

4) (d; intr.) to sail for (to sail for Europe)

5) (d; intr.) to sail from; to (to sail from New York to Liverpool)

6) (d; intr.) to sail into (the ship sailed into port)

7) (colloq.) (d; intr.) to sail into ('to attack') (the opposing candidates sailed into each other)

8) (d; intr.) to sail through (to sail through the straits)

9) (colloq.) (d; intr.) to sail through ('to cope with easily') (she just sailed through her finals)

10) (d; intr.) to sail up (to sail up the river)

* * *
[seɪl]
raise the sails
slacken sail
strike the sails
take in a sail
to reduce
to make sail ('to set out on a voyage')
round (to sail around the world)
to (to sail from New York to Liverpool)
(d; intr.) to sail around
(d; intr.) to sail from
to furl
to hoist
to let out the sails
to lower
to trim ('adjust') the sails
(misc.) to set sail for ('to leave for by ship, boat')
(colloq.) (d; intr.) to sail through (she just sailed through her finals; 'to cope with easily')
(colloq.) (d; intr.) to sail into (the opposing candidates sailed into each other; 'to attack')
(d; intr.) to sail into (the ship sailed into port)
(d; intr.) to sail along (to sail along the coast)
(d; intr.) to sail down (to sail down a river)
(d; intr.) to sail for (to sail for Europe)
(d; intr.) to sail through (to sail through the straits)
(d; intr.) to sail up (to sail up the river)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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