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anchor
American English: /ˈæŋkər/
British English: /ˈaŋkə/

Translation of anchor in Spanish:

noun

transitive verb

  • 1.1 1.2
    (rope/tent)
    Example sentences
    • Thus, for a quantitative characterization it seems reasonable to assume that vesicles are anchored at certain positions and can only move in a restricted space.
    • Danny Dichio chipped in with two West Brom goals to keep County firmly anchored at the foot of the table.
    • Gilkey was anchored securely to his position in the gully with two ice axes while the others moved to the other side of a rocky rib to set up a tent.
    Example sentences
    • At some point construction on the inside of the marina will begin and anchored yachts will be chased back outside.
    • Personnel from HMAS Anzac set off to do a tour of Egypt while the ship is anchored near the entrance to the Suez Canal.
    • A ship is anchored and ready to set sail for England on my command.

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