abroad Idioms & Phrases
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.
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.
To fall abroad of
(Naut.), to strike against; applied to one vessel coming into collision with another.
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