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English definition of “anchor”

anchor

verb [I/T] (USE HEAVY WEIGHT) /ˈæŋ·kər/
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.
(Definition of anchor verb (USE HEAVY WEIGHT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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