Translation of "sail" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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sail verb (TRAVEL)

B2 [ I usually + adv/prep ] When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

The boat sailed along/down the coast. 那艘船沿著海岸航行。
As the battleship sailed by/past, everyone on deck waved. 戰艦駛過時,甲板上所有的人都揮手致意。
The ship was sailing to China. 這艘船開往中國。

B1 [ I or T, usually + adv/prep ] to control a boat that has no engine and is pushed by the wind

He sailed the dinghy up the river. 他駕駛小遊艇沿河逆流而上。
She sailed around the world single-handed in her yacht. 她獨自一人駕駛帆船環遊了整個世界。

[ I ] When a ship sails, it starts travelling, and when people sail from a particular place or at a particular time, they start travelling in a ship.

Their ship sails for Bombay next Friday. 他們的船下週五啓航去孟買。

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sail verb (MOVE QUICKLY)

[ I + adv/prep ] to move quickly, easily, and (of a person) confidently

The ball went sailing over the fence. 球飛過了花園的圍欄。
He wasn't looking where he was going, and just sailed straight into her. 他走路時沒注意,和她撞個正著。
Manchester United sailed on (= continued easily) to victory in the final. 曼聯隊很輕鬆地取得了決賽的勝利。


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sail noun (MATERIAL)

C2 [ C ] a sheet of material attached to a pole on a boat to catch the wind and make the boat move

to hoist/lower the sails 揚/收帆

[ C ] On a windmill, a sail is any of the wide blades that are turned by the wind in order to produce power.


sail noun (TRAVEL)

[ S ] a journey by boat or ship

It's two days' sail/It's a two-day sail (= a journey of two days by sea) from here to the nearest island. 從這裡坐船到最近的島嶼需要兩天航程。
set sail

C2 to begin a boat journey

We set sail from Kuwait. 我們從科威特啓航。
They set sail for France. 他們啓航駛往法國。


(Translation of “sail” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)