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aweigh

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Pronunciation: /əˈweɪ
 
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Definition of aweigh in English:

adjective

[predicative] Nautical
(Of an anchor) raised just clear of the seabed.
Example sentences
  • It was anchors aweigh shortly after 5 p.m. as the captain pointed the bow in the direction of Rayong.
  • Lord Dull of Ditchwater's coming in at three bells and anchor's aweigh, and I really think that you need to put that chap back on the floor.
  • Even though we sang ‘Anchors aweigh, my boys’ and ‘From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli’ in school, I knew of no friends or relatives in those branches of service.

Origin

early 17th century: from a-2 'on' + weigh1.

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