expedition

expedition
n.

1) to launch, mount, organize; lead an expedition

2) to go on an expedition

3) an archeological; hunting; military; mountain-climbing; punitive; scientific expedition

4) an expedition into, to (to lead an expedition to the Amazon)

5) (misc.) a fishing expedition ('an attempt to obtain information')

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[ˌekspɪ'dɪʃ(ə)n]
hunting
lead an expedition
mountain-climbing
organize
punitive
scientific expedition
to (to lead an expedition to the Amazon)
an archeological
an expedition into
to go on an expedition
to launch
(misc.) a fishing expedition ('an attempt to obtain information')

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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