GIVE ANSWERS - English

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What does mean "to heave to" and could you write a sentence with it please ?
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shawn_boot profile picture shawn_bootLast month
Mostly familiar with this as a sailing boat term; it is a way to slow down a sailing boat by changing the sail and rudder positions.
As the winds were picking up the captain gave the order to heave to so that the sail would not be torn by the howling winds.
exRanger profile picture exRanger3 days ago
Shawn's explanation and example (sentence) are very good.