anchor

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈæŋkər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈæŋkɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(angkər)

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anchor

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. drop anchor [close to shore, offshore]
  2. a [heavy, rusty, ship] anchor
  3. the [ship's, boat's] anchor
  4. a [climbing, mountaineering] anchor
  5. The anchor is [down, up].
  6. The [ship] is at anchor (in the harbor).
  7. The [ship, barge] put its anchor [down].
  8. put an anchor in the wall to hold the [mirror, picture]
  9. is an anchor at the [mall, shopping strip]
  10. is a news anchor (at)
  11. works as a news anchor
  12. was our (emotional) anchor in times of [hardship, stress]
  13. an anchor of stability against [social unrest, financial problems]
  14. an [economic, political, long-time] anchor for the [country, region, continent]
n as adj
  1. the anchor [store, business, tenant]
  2. contained in the anchor text
  3. using anchor links
  4. use anchor bolts (to)
  5. [cut, store, drop] the anchor chain
  6. needs [three] anchor points
  7. secure the anchor points
  8. an anchor [charm, pendant, tattoo, shape]
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