- Stop; cease: a sailor is expected to keep hauling until the mate hollers ‘Avast!’More example sentences
- Time to splice yer mainbrace, stow yer bilge, avast yer scurvy dog.
- Avast there ye scalliwags!
early 17th century: from Dutch hou'vast, houd vast 'hold fast!'.
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- The US English dictionary