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anchor

noun [C]  /ˈæŋ·kər/ us  

anchor noun [C] (HEAVY WEIGHT)

a heavy metal object attached to a boat by a rope or chain that, when dropped into the water and resting on the bottom, keeps the boat from moving: We dropped the anchor and took out our fishing rods. An anchor is also someone or something that gives support when needed: She’s looking for a spiritual anchor.

anchor noun [C] (NEWS PERSON)

anchor

verb [I/T] /ˈæŋ·kər/

anchor verb [I/T] (USE HEAVY WEIGHT)

to keep a boat from moving by dropping a heavy metal object attached to it by a rope or chain into the water so that it rests on the bottom: [T] We anchored our sailboat near the shore.

anchor verb [I/T] (BE NEWS PERSON)

to report the news and manage reports by others on a television or radio program: [T] He anchored the morning news for many years.
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