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(chiefly of a ship) come to a stop.
- ‘‘Stern all’, Shouted the mate as the boat brought up against some object which we had not been able to see.’
- ‘The next order followed; when the head sails were flattened and the ship brought up to the wind.’
- ‘The ship brought up as suddenly and violently as if she had struck a rock.’
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