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English definition of “embark on/upon something”

embark on/upon something

verb [I] phrasal verb with embark  /ɪmˈbɑrk/ us  
to start something big or important: We’ve embarked on an exciting new project.
(Definition of embark on/upon something from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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