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See also: heave-to
heave to (third-person singular simple present heaves to, present participle heaving to, simple past heaved to or hove to, past participle heaved to or hove to or hoven to)
- (intransitive, nautical, sailing) To cause (one's vessel) to become dead in the water by pointing the bows directly towards the wind.
- (intransitive, nautical, of a ship or other naval vessel) To come to a halt.
to point towards the wind