weigh anchor

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of weigh anchor

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : outweigh

  3. : counterbalance

  1. : way

anchor play
  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

  2. : a reliable or principal support : mainstay

  3. : something that serves to hold an object firmly

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

  2. : to secure firmly : fix

  3. : to act or serve as an anchor for


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