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1‘Captain Scott's expedition to the South Pole’
journey, voyage, tour, odyssey
undertaking, enterprise, mission, project, quest, operation, commission, assignment, exploit
exploration, safari, trek, hike, survey
2‘a shopping expedition’
trip, excursion, outing, journey, jaunt, run
3‘Gould was the only member of the expedition satisfied with its outcome’
group, team, party, company, crew, band, troop, squad, crowd
4‘he was told to use all expedition possible’
speed, haste, hastiness, hurriedness, promptness, speediness, swiftness, quickness, rapidity, briskness, promptitude, velocity
alacrity, urgency, readiness, dispatch
literary fleetness, celerity
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