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English definition of “anchor”

anchor

verb (FASTEN)    /ˈæŋ.kər/ US  /-kɚ/
C2 [I or T] to lower an anchor into the water in order to stop a boat from moving awayArriving and departing by boat or ship 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.Fastening and tying
(Definition of anchor verb (FASTEN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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