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sail

verb
to steer or navigate a ship or boat
piloter
He sailed (the boat) to the island.
to go in a ship or boat (with or without sails)
naviguer
I’ve never sailed through the Mediterranean.
to begin a voyage
prendre la mer
The ship sails today My aunt sailed today.
to travel on (the sea etc) in a ship
naviguer
He sailed the North Sea.
to move steadily and easily
filer
Clouds sailed across the sky He sailed through his exams She sailed into the room.
(Definition of sail from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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