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verb [intransitive/transitive] embark pronunciation in British English /ɪmˈbɑː(r)k/
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present participleembarking
past tenseembarked
past participleembarked
  1. to get on a ship in order to begin a journey, or to put someone or something on a ship

    We embarked at Naples.

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 embark pronunciation in British English /ˌembɑː(r)ˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [countable/uncountable]
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