fill away

verb

filled away; filling away; fills away

intransitive verb

1
: to trim a sail to catch the wind
2
: to proceed on the course especially after being brought up in the wind

Word History

First Known Use

1645, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fill away was in 1645

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Cite this Entry

“Fill away.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fill%20away. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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