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- (nautical) To close or make watertight, referring to hatches and cargo.
- (transitive) To secure.
- (intransitive) To prepare for adversity.
- In transitive senses the object may appear before or after the particle. If the object is a pronoun, then it must be before the particle.
- FM 55-501 Marine Crewman's Handbook.