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noun [countable, usually plural] mooring pronunciation in British English /ˈmɔːrɪŋ/mooring pronunciation in British English /ˈmʊəːrɪŋ/
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    the ropes or chains that a boat or ship is tied to

    The vessel had lost its mooring and was drifting.

  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    slip/lose one's moorings to lose one's sense of what is right

    The Church of England has launched a fierce new attack on bankers accusing them of greed and having "slipped their moral moorings".

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 31/12/2013


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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