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embark on

Meaning: to begin something, usually something that will be challenging and time-consuming

For example:

  • embark on sth After quitting her job as a teacher, Sam embarked on a new career as a clothes designer.

  • embark on sth We're embarking on a campaign to encourage our young people to eat healthy food.

Nouns often used as objects with
embark on: career, campaign, venture, program, policy, project, course

Note: A slightly more formal variation is "embark upon", which can be used to mean the same thing, and can be used in the same way.

Quick Quiz:

Barry has decided to embark on
  1. a game of golf
  2. a career as a golfer
  3. a golf instructor

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