Definition of up-anchor verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

up-anchor

 verb
verb
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[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they up-anchor
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he / she / it up-anchors
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past simple up-anchored
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past participle up-anchored
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-ing form up-anchoring
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Travelling by boat or ship
 
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(of a ship or its crew) to raise the anchor from the water in order to be ready to sail See related entries: Travelling by boat or ship
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