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anchoring

verb
present participle of anchor

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1 to put securely in place or in a desired position
  • used ropes and sandbags to anchor the hot-air balloon to the ground

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2 to stop at or near a place along the shore
  • we'll anchor at Praia, Cape Verde

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“Anchoring.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/anchoring. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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