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round to

1. In sailing, to turn in the direction of something. The lead boat lost control and began rounding to starboard.
2. dated In sailing, to turn the vessel into the wind. (Used without an object.) The captain ordered the helmsman to round to, then dropped anchor once the boat had come to a stop.
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