make sail
phrasal 1. to raise or spread sail 2. to set out on a voyage

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  • make sail — ► make sail spread a sail or sails, especially to begin a voyage. Main Entry: ↑make …   English terms dictionary

  • make sail — phrasal 1. a. : to raise or spread sail b. : to set additional sail 2. : to set out on a voyage * * * make sail 1. To increase the quantity of sail 2. To set sail • • • Ma …   Useful english dictionary

  • make sail — set sail, depart on a boat cruise …   English contemporary dictionary

  • make sail — (Naut.) Set the sails, hoist the sails, spread the sails …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • make sail Sailing — spread a sail or sails. ↘start a voyage. → make …   English new terms dictionary

  • To make sail — make make, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {made} (m[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {making}.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. mak?n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh?n to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. {Match} an equal.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To make sail — Sail Sail, n. [OE. seil, AS. segel, segl; akin to D. zeil, OHG. segal, G. & Sw. segel, Icel. segl, Dan. seil. [root] 153.] 1. An extent of canvas or other fabric by means of which the wind is made serviceable as a power for propelling vessels… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • set or make sail — naut. navig. idi set or make sail, to start a voyage …   From formal English to slang

  • make — make, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {made} (m[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {making}.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. mak?n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh?n to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. {Match} an equal.] 1. To cause to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sail — Sail, n. [OE. seil, AS. segel, segl; akin to D. zeil, OHG. segal, G. & Sw. segel, Icel. segl, Dan. seil. [root] 153.] 1. An extent of canvas or other fabric by means of which the wind is made serviceable as a power for propelling vessels through… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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