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Definition of moor verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

moor

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//mɔː(r)//
 
, BrE//mʊə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//mʊr//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they moor
BrE BrE//mɔː(r)//
 
, BrE//mʊə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//mʊr//
 
he / she / it moors
BrE BrE//mɔːz//
 
, BrE//mʊəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//mʊrz//
 
past simple moored
BrE BrE//mɔːd//
 
, BrE//mʊəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//mʊrd//
 
past participle moored
BrE BrE//mɔːd//
 
, BrE//mʊəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//mʊrd//
 
-ing form mooring
BrE BrE//ˈmɔːrɪŋ//
 
, BrE//ˈmʊərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʊrɪŋ//
 
Travelling by boat or ship
 
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[intransitive, transitive] to attach a boat, ship, etc. to a fixed object or to the land with a rope, or anchor it synonym tie up We moored off the north coast of the island. moor something (to something) A number of fishing boats were moored to the quay. See related entries: Travelling by boat or ship Word Originverb late 15th cent.: probably from the Germanic base of Dutch meren.
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