When you embark on something, you are starting it — and it's exciting. You mightembark on a new career or embark on a trip to the Galapagos Islands. You wouldn'tembark on a trip to the grocery store.

  • Pronunciation: /ɪmˈbɑːk/
  • English Description: to go onto a ship or a plane, or to put or take something onto a ship or plane/to start something, especially something new, difficult, or exciting
  • Chinese Translation: 上船(Shang4 Chuan2); 从事(Cong2 Shi4)
  • Spanish Translation: embarcarse
  • STORY: The verb embark can be used specifically to refer to boarding a ship for a journey. When used for general travel, the verb embark often implies a longer journey: "She embarked on a trip around the world." Besides, physical journeys, embark can be used to mean to start other kinds of journeys as well. You might embark on a spiritual journey or embark on the path to enlightenment. Pack well.


  • However, after numerous run-ins with the law last year, the 21-year-old says he’s finally turning a corner and embarking on an odyssey of self-discovery.Time Mar 30, 2015
  • He embarked on a new career as a teacher.

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