One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Cause a boat to stop, especially by turning into the wind.
- ‘When she was about eighty yards from the shoreline she swung the boat head to the wind bringing it to.’
- ‘We fired at her to bring her to.’
- ‘Still following the landing waypoints Rick brought the cruiser to.’
- ‘The helmsman complied, bringing the ship to.’
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