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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪmˈbɑːk/, /ɛmˈbɑːk/
Audio (Southern England) (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:
- 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.
to get on a boat
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