anchor - definition and synonyms

 
verb 

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/ˈæŋkə(r)/
present tense
I/you/we/theyanchor
he/she/itanchors
present participleanchoring
past tenseanchored
past participleanchored
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to prevent a boat from moving by dropping its anchor into the water

    We anchored off the French coast.

  2. 3
    [transitive] [usually passive] to fix something firmly somewhere