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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyembark on
he/she/itembarks on
present participleembarking on
past tenseembarked on
past participleembarked on
  1. 1

    embark on

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    embark upon

    to start a new project or activity, usually one that will be difficult and will take time
    embark on/upon something:

    After leaving college, Lucy embarked on an acting career.

    The new government embarked upon an energetic legislative program.

  2. 2
    to start a journey by ship
    embark on something:

    We embarked on a voyage to the Caribbean.

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