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 for To put to sea
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Put \Put\ (put; often p[u^]t in def. 3), v. i.
     1. To go or move; as, when the air first puts up. [Obs.]
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     2. To steer; to direct one's course; to go.
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              His fury thus appeased, he puts to land. --Dryden.
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     3. To play a card or a hand in the game called put.
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     To put about (Naut.), to change direction; to tack.
     To put back (Naut.), to turn back; to return. "The French .
        . . had put back to Toulon." --Southey.
     To put forth.
        (a) To shoot, bud, or germinate. "Take earth from under
            walls where nettles put forth." --Bacon.
        (b) To leave a port or haven, as a ship. --Shak.
     To put in (Naut.), to enter a harbor; to sail into port.
     To put in for.
        (a) To make a request or claim; as, to put in for a share
            of profits.
        (b) To go into covert; -- said of a bird escaping from a
        (c) To offer one's self; to stand as a candidate for.
     To put off, to go away; to depart; esp., to leave land, as
        a ship; to move from the shore.
     To put on, to hasten motion; to drive vehemently.
     To put over (Naut.), to sail over or across.
     To put to sea (Naut.), to set sail; to begin a voyage; to
        advance into the ocean.
     To put up.
        (a) To take lodgings; to lodge.
        (b) To offer one's self as a candidate. --L'Estrange.
     To put up to, to advance to. [Obs.] "With this he put up to
        my lord." --Swift.
     To put up with.
        (a) To overlook, or suffer without recompense, punishment,
            or resentment; as, to put up with an injury or
        (b) To take without opposition or expressed
            dissatisfaction; to endure; as, to put up with bad
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