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abroad Idioms & Phrases

service abroad

  • noun naval service aboard a ship at sea
    sea-duty; shipboard duty.

To be abroad

  • . (a) To be wide of the mark; to be at fault; as, you are all abroad in your guess. (b) To be at a loss or nonplused.
Webster 1913

To come abroad

  • . (a) To move or be away from one's home or country. "Am come abroad to see the world." Shak. (b) To become public or known. Obs. "Neither was anything kept secret, but that it should come abroad." Mark. iv. 22.
Webster 1913

To fall abroad of

  • (Naut.), to strike against; applied to one vessel coming into collision with another.
Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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