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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Synonyms for sail

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 ?
Well, we must put up more sails on our boat," said the Doctor, "so we can go faster and get away from them.
It was now nearly the hour of high tide, but the waves were so great that in their troughs the shallows of the shore were almost visible, and the schooner, with all sails set, was rushing with such speed that, in the words of one old salt, "she must fetch up somewhere, if it was only in hell".
The sails and the English flag were hoisted at ten minutes past three.
A light cloud of smoke appeared beneath the sails, more blue than they, and spreading like a flower opening; then, at about a mile from the little canoe, they saw the ball take the crown off two or three waves, dig a white furrow in the sea, and disappear at the end of it, as inoffensive as the stone with which, in play, a boy makes ducks and drakes.
Then, at a bend, she heeled over till half her sail was under water.
So saying, he boldly leapt ashore, and they gathered around him with intent to slay him, but there then arose a great cry among the women, and it was because they had now observed that his sail was a baby's night-gown.
He referred to our sail, flapping idly in the wind.
Nichols commenced stolidly to furl his sails again.
As for capability, I tell you I can sail all around the average broken captain or promoted able seaman you find in the South Seas.
In the afternoon, when the sea-breeze had picked up in strength, his sail hove into view as he bowled along before the wind.
Sail this boat the way you've seen a ship sailed, and you'll be across the sands before you know it.
A five, a four and the main,' shouted the big man, with a voice like the flap of a sail.
Within an hour after I had rejected Captain Spink's proposal, I saw him sail down the estuary on board the Reindeer with Nelson.
25-31) So said he: but the master chid him with taunting words: `Madman, mark the wind and help hoist sail on the ship: catch all the sheets.
I came on deck, after a good night's rest in spite of my poor knee, to find the Ghost foaming along, wing-and- wing, and every sail drawing except the jibs, with a fresh breeze astern.