Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of reef.

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Examples

  • The main action starts when news reaches Logan that one of the Cusack family from the Northside Rises has been "reefed" in Smoketown.

    City of Bohane by Kevin Barry – review

  • The public space is a six-floor-high atrium that occupies the center of the building, with a gigantic metal-fabric drapery, which I thought of as a loosely reefed sail.

    Beijing’s Almost-Perfect Hotel

  • A carrier pigeon on a passage can achieve a high rate of speed, and Winn reefed again.

    Winged Blackmail

  • People get reefed rather than shot, and listen to music on wind-up radios.

    City of Bohane by Kevin Barry – review

  • He's the skipper that lies three days under double-reefed topsails waiting for a gale that doesn't come.

    Chapter 19

  • When young Winn reefed down so suddenly, he received a surprise.

    Winged Blackmail

  • The public space is a six-floor-high atrium that occupies the center of the building, with a gigantic metal-fabric drapery, which I thought of as a loosely reefed sail.

    Beijing’s Almost-Perfect Hotel

  • Hidden by them, he sat up and reefed the sail, then looked back for the last time at the perimeter of the lagoon.

    Ballardian » Simon O’Carrigan’s The Drowned World

  • He reefed hastily to the uttermost, and at the same time depressed the angle of his flight to meet that upward surge.

    Winged Blackmail

  • But this time he quickly shook out a portion of his reefed sustaining surface and slowed down in time.

    Winged Blackmail

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