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A.Word.A.Day--avast

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This week's theme: words related to pirates.

avast (uh-VAST) interjection

Stop (used as a command to stop or desist).

[From Dutch hou vast (hold fast), from houd vast.]

-Guest Wordsmith John (Ol' Chumbucket) Baur (chumbucketATtalklikeapirate.com)

"The best part, though, is the music. It dips and swells in the game right along with the action. Avast, there's treasure here!" Vance Jordan and Melissa L. Jones; Madden NFL Steps Up the Play; Arkansas Democrat-Gazette; Aug 27, 2006.

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