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board (1 and 2 are fig. uses of the hostile entering of a ship; the sense ‘provide meals for’ occurs)
1. to make advances to, address, accost Wiv. II. i. 91, Shr. I. ii. 96, All'sW. V. iii. 213.
2. “bear up and board 'em” Tp. III. ii. 3 (‘make another attack on the bottle’).
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    • William Shakespeare, The Tempest, 3.2
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