sail


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Synonyms for sail

sheet

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go by water

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set sail

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sail through something

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  • cruise through
  • walk through
  • romp through
  • pass easily
  • succeed easily at

set sail

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under sail

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Synonyms for sail

to pass quickly and lightly through the air

to move through the air with or as if with wings

to proceed with ease, especially of expression

sail in: to start work on vigorously

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an ocean trip taken for pleasure

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any structure that resembles a sail

traverse or travel on (a body of water)

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move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions

travel on water propelled by wind or by other means

References in classic literature ?
On Sunday you and I will be around Benicia up to the very moment Demetrios's sail heaves into sight.
I guess it was the disappointment written on my face that made him desist; for I, also, had a pride in my boat- sailing abilities, and I was almost wild to get out alone with the big sail and go tearing down the Carquinez Straits in the wake of the flying Greek.
He lowered sail a couple of hundred yards out and set his customary fifty feet of rotten net.
The fishermen crowded around in a spirit of fun, and when I started to get up sail overwhelmed me with all sorts of jocular advice.
I waited to give Charley all the time I could, and I pretended dissatisfaction with the stretch of the sail and slightly shifted the small tackle by which the huge sprit forces up the peak.
I was right behind him all the time, and I dared to do whatever he did, even when he squared away before the wind and jibed his big sail over--a most dangerous trick with such a sail in such a wind.
But I was on my mettle, and never in all my life did I sail a boat better than on that day.
This allowed the sail to spill the wind, which was equivalent to taking off so much driving power, and of course I lost ground.
I was dripping wet, and even the sail was wet half-way up the after leech.
The huge sail, the howling wind, the driving seas, the plunging boat--I, a pygmy, a mere speck in the midst of it, was mastering the elemental strife, flying through it and over it, triumphant and victorious.
So quickly did it all happen that I was entangled in the sail and drawn under.
Also Charley was raised high in their esteem, while I came in for a little share of praise as a boy who knew how to sail a boat.
All sails were now hoisted, and at noon the Tankadere was within forty-five miles of Shanghai.
Then, if I can't steer to any harbour with the wind that is, I shall cut down sails, and lie by, and signal for help.
And with our sail gone, no wind would help us, though, as if in derision at our plight, a steady breeze was now blowing.