Words nearby bring to
How to use bring to in a sentence
The vessel looked up to the gale in gallant style, and at length I was able to bring-to under my foresail.
At noon was again obliged to bring-to under the foresail, it blowing hard with a thick fog and squalls.
Therefore, if Lestock was to windward, as the charge read, it was his duty to bring-to first and at once.Types of Naval Officers|A. T. Mahan
To bring-to, (which see), and then to lay some sails aback, in order to keep the ship without movement ahead or astern.
What about the corn and sheep and beef those fellows are to bring to-morrow or next night?The Kopje Garrison|George Manville Fenn
Other Idioms and Phrases with bring to
Restore to consciousness, as in I'll see if these smelling salts will bring her to. Also see bring around, def. 2.
Cause a vessel to stop by heading into the wind or some other means. For example, As they neared the anchorage, they brought the boat to. This usage was first recorded in 1753.