Today’s English word of the day is: sail. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘sail’, hear the pronunciation, and read two examples of the vocabulary in use. With each English word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its entry in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries or in the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.
sail + adverb/preposition: to move quickly and smoothly in a particular direction
American English Pronunciation: /seɪl/
🙂: How was the baseball game? Did you have a good time?
😄: I’m lucky I didn’t get a concussion, actually! A fly ball sailed right past my head!
🤔: How long have you got for your layover?
😬: Not long. We’ve only got 50 minutes, but we’ve got to go through Immigration when we land. I sailed through Immigration last time, so hopefully it won’t be a problem.
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Definition source: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.
Come back tomorrow for another advanced English word of the day! My schedule is:
THURSDAY: slang, idiom, or phrasal verb
FRIDAY: academic, literary, or otherwise “big” vocabulary