What is another word for take a reef?

Pronunciation: [tˈe͡ɪk ɐ ɹˈiːf] (IPA)

Take a reef is a nautical expression meaning to reduce the area of a sail, either by folding or rolling it up. Other nautical synonyms for take a reef include reef the sail, shorten sail, reduce sail, furl the sails, pull in the sails, or make the sails smaller. These terms are used primarily in sailing, when the wind is strong, and the sail needs to be reduced to prevent the boat from being overpowered or capsized. In a broader context, synonyms for taking a reef can be used to signify reducing, limiting, or moderating something to prevent it from becoming too big, excessive, or overwhelming.

Synonyms for Take a reef:

  • Other relevant words:

    Other relevant words (noun):
    • retrench
    • .

What are the hypernyms for Take a reef?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    reduce sail, shorten sail, Adjust sail, Change sail trim.

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