Definition of put (out) to sea in English:

put (out) to sea


  • Leave land on a voyage.

    ‘the Alabama put to sea the next morning’
    • ‘‘Won't catch me putting out to sea with that berk,’ Dave said.’
    • ‘Fishing is still an important activity in the area and one can sit for hours watching fishermen putting out to sea in unfeasibly flimsy wooden craft.’
    • ‘In Camara de Lobos, where Winston Churchill spent his leisure time painting, I watched craggy fishermen putting out to sea in red, yellow and blue-striped boats that dot the horseshoe beach.’
    • ‘He puts to sea again and lands at Mytilene, where through Lysimachus and to his intense joy Pericles discovers his daughter.’
    • ‘I joined her in Kalkan for a cruise to Olympos, putting out to sea on a glorious October morning, the sun scorching hot on the scrubbed wooden deck and the water as blue as a kingfisher's back.’
    • ‘None of the planned projects is offshore, however, although in Europe, where suitable land is scarce, more and more projects are putting out to sea.’
    • ‘Can anyone imagine the Yankee traders of the 19th century allowing OSHA agents to inspect their clipper ships to inform them that their safety precautions for putting out to sea were not up to code?’
    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
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