drop anchor

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Verb1.drop anchor - secure a vessel with an anchordrop anchor - secure a vessel with an anchor; "We anchored at Baltimore"
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
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Eight miles away, it was not till two in the afternoon that the light air-fans enabled her to drop anchor a quarter of a mile off the shore.
Occasionally he would remark that within a few days they should certainly see a steamer drop anchor off their shore, and that then they should all be reunited happily.
Iloilo City -- Before the year ends, three more international cruise liners will drop anchor in the waters off world-famous Boracay Island in Malay town, Aklan province.
Get the LOOK Ahoy there mat This week's Get the Look definitely has a nautical feel so drop anchor and grab a piece of maritime.
Drop anchor in the world of the mighty dreadnoughts at a blockbuster new First World War centenary exhibition from Thursday.
The yacht, with two people on board, had just left Hartlepool Marina for a day trip but seeing thick fog, decided to drop anchor and wait until it burned off.
During the voyage, the Rahav will drop anchor and hold a brief ceremony near the spot where the Israeli submarine "Dakar" sank in 1968.
As a result of the gale-force winds, most of the ships failed to drop anchor, with the exception of ITS ALISEO (Italy).
With the red boat hard aground and not moving, the skipper and crew decided to drop anchor and wait for daylight to try and see if they could float off when the tide rose the following day.
Petitioners said Go "deliberately failed to exercise due diligence" when he failed to direct the Ship Captain to drop anchor and seek shelter at the height of Typhoon "Frank.
Steve Leach and Will Parton both hit 55 with the bat as Shrewsbury reached 264 for four before Berkswell were forced to drop anchor in reply, closing on 224 for nine.
Instead of heading for a safe haven, Sisu decided to drop anchor in an open bay, thus saving port charges, to ride out the storm and then cash in when the storm passed once the ship, Sky Blue, had completed her voyage and the profits earned.