Native English speakers, please help me understand this sentence?

Hi what does the following sentence mean to you?

"A coastguard patrol boat eased alongside his boat."

What does it mean that it 'eased alongside' ? Does it mean that the patrol boat pulled over next to his boat?

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  • 1 month ago
    Best Answer

    In this context "ease" means to bring the boat in slowly to the other boat.

    The opposite might be "rushed in along side..."

  • 1 month ago

    carefully and slowly. done with ease, not with aggression.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes, it slowly pulled over next to his boat.

  • John P
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The notion of "moved gently to a position alongside his boat" is how you should think of it.

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  • 1 month ago

    To slowly move next to

  • 1 month ago

    Yes. Your interpretation is correct.

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