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Noun
(nautical) A tool used to moor a vessel to the bottom of a sea or river to resist movement
“The crew of Trinity had the presence of mind to drop the ship's anchor, which prevented it from being swept into the minefield.”
Noun
A person or thing that provides stability or confidence in an otherwise uncertain situation
“The nation's ancient roots and strong ties of kinship provide an anchor against progress, but also the means to cope when central authority has collapsed.”
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A host of a television or radio program, especially a broadcaster of news
“Weatherspoon had worked as a news anchor at Baton Rouge radio station WJBO for two years as a reporter.”
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A person (or thing) that is a major source of support or assistance
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The core or basis for something
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Any weight that is suspended
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The ability of something to maintain firm contact with a surface
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A cancellation or postponement of a punishment
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A thing that slows or hinders a process
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Verb
To dock a boat, especially by casting an anchor
“There's a cavern over there on that island, along with a spot to anchor the ship.”
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To secure something firmly in position
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“The extra weight helps to anchor the flag in place, despite strong winds.”
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To host a show or event
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To land on solid ground (after being in the water or air)
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Leave a ship, aircraft, or train
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