Translation of "anchor" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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anchornoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæŋ.kər/ us /ˈæŋ.kɚ/

anchor noun [ C ] (ON A BOAT)

C2 a heavy metal object, usually shaped like a cross with curved arms, on a strong rope or chain, that is dropped from a boat into the water to prevent the boat from moving away

We dropped anchor (= lowered the anchor into the water) and stopped. 我们抛锚停船。
It was time to weigh anchor (= pull up the anchor and sail away). 该是起锚开船的时候了。

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anchor noun [ C ] (SUPPORT)

C2 someone or something that gives support when needed

She was my anchor when things were difficult for me. 我身处困境时,她就是我的精神支柱。
This treaty has been called the anchor (= strongest part) of their foreign policy. 该条约被称作是他们外交政策的基石。

anchor noun [ C ] (BROADCASTER)

mainly US an anchorman or anchorwoman



uk /ˈæŋ.kər/ us /ˈæŋ.kɚ/

anchor verb (FASTEN)

C2 [ I or T ] to lower an anchor into the water in order to stop a boat from moving away


C2 [ T ] to make something or someone stay in one position by fastening him, her, or it firmly

We anchored ourselves to the rocks with a rope. 我们用绳子把自己固定在岩石上。

anchor verb (BROADCAST)

[ T ] mainly US to act as the anchorman or anchorwoman of a programme

She will anchor the new morning news show. 她将主持新的早间新闻节目。

(Translation of “anchor” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)