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 for Avast
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Avast \A*vast"\ ([.a]*v[.a]st"), interj. [Corrupted from D. houd
     vast hold fast. See Hold, v. t., and Fast, a.] (Naut.)
     Cease; stop; stay. "Avast heaving." --Totten.
     [1913 Webster]

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