sail-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: travel on a body of water (propelled by wind)

Commentary: NP1[+agent] SAIL NP2[+concrete]
NOTE: Includes metaphorical uses. The NP2 does not need to be specified, but it does need to be implied as in the last example.

Charles Darwin sailed on the Beagle.
I love sailing the open sea.
Who 'really' sailed the Ocean Blue in 1492?
Can a kitten sail a ship?
There was a lady who sailed my soul.
We sailed (the ocean) through the night.

VerbNet: nonvehicle-51.4.2
FrameNet: Ride_vehicle,Operate_vehicle
PropBank: sail.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3, 4

Sense Number 2: move with sweeping, effortless gliding motions

Commentary: NP1[+agent] SAIL PP[path] NP3

Jeanette sailed into the ballroom with a grin.
The paper airplane sailed through the air.
The glider sailed down to a perfect landing.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Self_motion
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: SAIL THROUGH: succeed at easily or finish quickly

Commentary: Is: SAIL THROUGH
NOTE: is only metaporical uses NOT involving water or a vehicle.

I'm sailing through my Linguistics class.
Does he expect to sail through his entire college carreer?
The market researcher sailed through the 100 question survey.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
sail_through 1