Synonyms of sail in English:

sail


See definition of sail

noun

1‘the upright rig means more sail is presented to the wind’

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canvas

verb

1‘we sailed across the Atlantic’

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go by water, go by sea, go on a sea voyage, voyage, steam, navigate, cruise, ride the waves

2‘you can learn to sail here’

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yacht, boat, go sailing
crew, helm, skipper a boat

3‘we sail tonight’

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set sail, put to sea, put out, put out to sea, leave port, leave dock, leave harbour, hoist sail, raise sail, weigh anchor, put off, shove off

4‘he is sailing the ship’

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steer, captain, pilot, skipper, navigate, con, helm

5‘untidy grey clouds were sailing past a pale moon’

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glide, drift, float, flow, slide, slip, sweep, skim, coast, skate, breeze, flit

6‘a pencil sailed past his ear’

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whizz, speed, streak, shoot, whip, whoosh, buzz, zoom, flash, blast, career, fly, wing, kite, skite, scud
informal scorch, tear, zap, zip

7‘the ball sailed high into the air’

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soar, wing, wing its way, take to the air, fly, ascend, mount, climb, arc, curve

Phrases

    sail into

    ‘he really sailed into the driver of the other car’


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    informal


    British informal


    sail through

    ‘she sailed through GCSE’


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    ANTONYMS

    fail, scrape through