Attack or criticize vigorously, as in It was part of his technique to sail into the sales force at the start of their end-of-the-year meeting. This term derives from sail in the sense of “move vigorously.” [Mid-1800s]
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Some refugees wait for days on the ships before setting sail.
They get $8 million to dredge the channel for pleasure boats to sail to Catalina Island.
Then they set sail for open water, where they were assured someone would rescue them.Inside the Smuggling Networks Flooding Europe with Refugees|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On August 22, some 88 ships set sail for the southern point of Brooklyn allowing more than 22,000 troops to begin their attack.The British Royals Reinvade Brooklyn: William and Kate Come Watch Basketball on Historic Battle Site|Justin Jones|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The turbulent waters caused one of his oars to crack, which—without a motor or a sail—can be severely detrimental to his voyage.Victor Mooney’s Epic Adventure for His Dead Brother|Justin Jones|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A lateen sail was visible in the direction of Cat Island, and others to the south seemed almost motionless in the far distance.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Let them that sail on the sea, tell the dangers thereof: and when we hear with our ears, we shall admire.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
As it came near, it proved to be the clock, with a sail hoisted, and the Goblin sitting complacently in the stern.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
That argument was not the one of least weight in the council in determining that our fleet should not sail against the enemy.
Accordingly, as soon as they saw our Priests they refused outright to let the ship sail if the Jesuits were to embark in it.