weigh anchor

Definition of weigh anchor

  1. :  to lift the anchor The crew weighed anchor and prepared to sail.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to ascertain the heaviness of by or as if by a balance

    :  outweigh

    :  counterbalance

  1. :  way

  1. :  a device usually of metal attached to a ship or boat by a cable and cast overboard to hold it in a particular place by means of a fluke that digs into the bottom

    :  a reliable or principal support :  mainstay

    :  something that serves to hold an object firmly

  1. :  to hold in place in the water by an anchor

    :  to secure firmly :  fix

    :  to act or serve as an anchor for

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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