fill away

verb
filled away; filling away; fills away

Definition of fill 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

First Known Use of fill away

1645, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of fill away was in 1645

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“Fill away.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fill%20away. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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