Need equivalents for these two Spanish terms:
cazar Tirar y acortar la ‘parte útil’ de un cabo, con el fin de aumentar su tensión.
??? To pull and shorten gradually the ‘useful portion’ of a rope in order to increase its tension.
filar Soltar gradualmente un cabo alargando su ‘parte útil’ con el fin de disminuir su tensión.
pay out? To lengthen gradually a rope increasing its ‘useful portion’ in order to decrease its tension.
At least in Spanish the terms are very versatile, they can be used for the sail ropes as well as the anchor rope, etc. I only could find a supposed equivalent for the second term but not for the first one, I searched ‘pay in’ without any useful result. Would be glad if someone who knows could answer this.