harden up

verb

(intr) nautical to tighten the sheets of a sailing vessel so as to prevent luffing

Nearby words

  1. hardcover,
  2. hardecanute,
  3. harden,
  4. harden off,
  5. harden one's heart,
  6. hardenberg,
  7. hardenberg, friedrich von,
  8. hardenbergia,
  9. hardenburg,
  10. hardened

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