American English

Definition of anchor verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they anchor
    he / she / it anchors
    past simple anchored
    -ing form anchoring
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] anchor (something) to let an anchor down from a boat or ship in order to prevent it from moving away We anchored off the coast of Newport.
  2. 2[transitive] anchor something to fix something firmly in position so that it cannot move Make sure the table is securely anchored.
  3. 3[transitive, usually passive] anchor somebody/something (in/to something) to firmly base something on something else Her novels are anchored in everyday experience.
  4. 4[intransitive, transitive] anchor (something) to be the person who introduces reports or reads the news on television or radio She anchored the evening news for seven years.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: anchor