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To belay or make fast a line on a cleat or pin.

Turn up the main halyard.

Additional definitions for 'turn up':

turn upTo show up; to appear suddenly or unexpectedly.
turn upTo increase the amount of something by means of a control, such as the volume, heat, or light.
turn upTo reposition by rotating, flipping, etc. upwards.
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