expedition collocations and examples

 UK /ˌekspəˈdɪʃ(ə)n/

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a journey, especially a long journey that has been carefully planned


Adjectives frequently used with expedition
for a particular purpose: archaeological, exploratory, marine, military, naval, scientificThe fjord was unexplored until the Spanish led a scientific expedition there in 1793.exciting or dangerous: adventurous, daring, gruellingHe planned the diets for gruelling expeditions to the North Pole and Everest.unsuccessful: doomed, ill-fatedHe was a member of Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated expedition to cross the Antarctic.to a particular or distant place: overland, overseas, polar
Nouns frequently used before expedition
backpacking, camping, caving, diving, fishing, hunting, kayaking, mountaineering, shopping, whalingThe Cuillin Ridge is definitely the finest mountaineering expedition in Britain.
Verbs frequently used with expedition
make an expedition: embark on, go on, make, participate in, undertakeIn the early 1900s, a small group of British explorers made several expeditions to the polar regions of the Arctic and the Antarctic.

Usage note

If someone is making an expedition, you can say that they are on an expedition: I was two miles away on an expedition of my own.

organize or lead an expedition: command, conduct, lead, mount, organize, planWhen in Norway, he heard the Germans were to mount an expedition to the Antarctic.
 
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