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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A nautical command to stop or cease.

Usage examples (37)
  • Verb (imperative) : avast heaving!
  • Don't think I could keep up the 'avast's and 'me hearties' during all that time, sorry.
  • Time was, you'd interview a pirate spokesman and every other word would be "avast" or "arrr."
  • Spend the day filling your posts with 'avast', 'it be ...' and general pirate mayhem. for more
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