expedition


expedition
noun
ADJECTIVE
major

a major expedition to climb Mount Everest

little, small
international, joint

The Canadians agreed to a joint expedition with the French.

foreign
successful
ill-fated

John Franklin's ill-fated expedition to the Arctic

climbing, diving, fishing, hunting, scouting, shopping, etc.
archaeological, research, scientific
military, naval
punitive

The army sent a punitive expedition into Mexico.

Antarctic, Everest, etc.
British, Spanish, etc.

Spanish exploratory expeditions in the 16th century

VERB + EXPEDITION
go on, make

He had made two expeditions to Spain to study wild plants.

embark on, set off on, set out on, undertake

She was about to embark on a major expedition.

head, lead
join
accompany

Every scientific expedition was accompanied by a photographer.

organize, plan
launch, mount

They plan to launch an expedition into the mountains.

finance, fund, sponsor
send
EXPEDITION + VERB
leave, set off, set out, start
return

The expedition returned only two weeks after it had left.

arrive, reach sth

On January 21 the expedition reached the South Pole.

EXPEDITION + NOUN
leader, member
party, team
PREPOSITION
on an/the expedition

She was out on a shopping expedition.

expedition against

He led a military expedition against the rebels.

expedition into

an expedition into the interior of Australia

expedition to

a naval expedition to West Africa

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PHRASES
the leader of an expedition, a member of an expedition

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