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Line breaks: avast
Pronunciation: /əˈvɑːst

Definition of avast in English:


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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