To bring to
|To resuscitate; to bring back to consciousness or life, as a fainting person.|
|(Naut.)||To check the course of, as of a ship, by dropping the anchor, or by counterbracing the sails so as to keep her nearly stationary (she is then said to lie to).|
|To cause (a vessel) to lie to, as by firing across her course.|
|To apply a rope to the capstan.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.