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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪmˈbɑːk/, /ɛmˈbɑːk/
Audio (UK) (file)
- (General American) IPA(key): /ɪmˈbɑɹk/, /ɛmˈbɑɹk/
- Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)k
- Hyphenation: em‧bark
- To get on a boat or ship or (outside the USA) an aeroplane.
- All passengers please embark now.
- 1915, G[eorge] A. Birmingham [pseudonym; James Owen Hannay], chapter I, in Gossamer, New York, N.Y.: George H. Doran Company, OCLC 5661828:
- It is never possible to settle down to the ordinary routine of life at sea until the screw begins to revolve. There is an hour or two, after the passengers have embarked, which is disquieting and fussy.
- To start, begin.
- Phil embarked on his journey yesterday.
- (transitive) To cause to go on board a vessel or boat; to put on shipboard.
- (transitive) To engage, enlist, or invest (as persons, money, etc.) in any affair.
- He embarked his fortune in trade.
- 1641, Ben Jonson, Discoveries Made upon Men and Matter
- Nor seek to get his patron's favour, by embarking himself in the factions of the family; to enquire after domestic simulties, their sports or affections.
to get on a boat
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