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(of an anchor) hanging just clear of the bottom: Anchors aweigh, my boys. Anchors aweigh!
Not to be confused with:
a way – a manner: He showed me a way to fix the problem.
away – from here or there: go away; aside; in another direction: turn away from the regular path; out of one’s possession: give away your earthly goods
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adj. Nautical
Hanging clear of the bottom. Used of an anchor.
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(Nautical Terms) (postpositive) nautical (of an anchor) no longer hooked into the bottom; hanging by its rode
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(of an anchor) just free of the bottom.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.aweigh - (used of an anchor) hanging clear of the bottomaweigh - (used of an anchor) hanging clear of the bottom; "anchors aweigh"
up - being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level; "the anchor is up"; "the sun is up"; "he lay face up"; "he is up by a pawn"; "the market is up"; "the corn is up"
2.aweigh - (of an anchor) just clear of the bottom
sailing, seafaring, navigation - the work of a sailor
free - able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint; "free enterprise"; "a free port"; "a free country"; "I have an hour free"; "free will"; "free of racism"; "feel free to stay as long as you wish"; "a free choice"
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