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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: embarquer, from barque 'ship'; BARQUE

embark

verb
     
Related topics: Water
em‧bark [intransitive and transitive]
TTW to go onto a ship or a plane, or to put or take something onto a ship or plane [≠ disembark]
embarkation noun [uncountable and countable]

embark on/upon something

phrasal verb
to start something, especially something new, difficult, or exciting:
He embarked on a new career as a teacher.

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