Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


The order was given to belay the head braces, and we waited the result in silence.

By the time a voice on board her cried, "Belay," faintly, she had gone from my sight.

Well there with the throat-halliards; well with the peak; belay!

“Belay that sea-lawyering, Marline,” interposed Captain Miles.

“Belay that,” said Captain Miles, rousing up now and rubbing his eyes.

There now, old man, just belay all that, and let me finish my snooze.

“After that round turn, you may belay,” cried young Tom, laughing.

None of the four that remained could do more than haul aft and belay a sheet.

He did not belay the tired animal with a whip and curse and swear at him in his helplessness.

All he has to do when on a wind is to take and harden in all he can, and belay.