Definition of up-anchor in English:

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up-anchor

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verb

[no object]
(Of a ship) weigh anchor: the entire fleet up-anchored and sailed to a point nearer the entrance to the lagoon
More example sentences
  • Steve up-anchored and obliged, taking us closer inshore to drop anchor on top of a wreck where the lads caught pouting three at a time.
  • Many handshakes were shared before we up-anchored and headed back to port.
  • By 3.30 we'd had enough so up-anchored and motored down to the railway bridge to another ‘hot-spot’ Chad had marked out for us.

Words that rhyme with up-anchor

anchor, banker, Bianca, canker, Casablanca, Costa Blanca, flanker, franker, hanker, lingua franca, Lubyanka, rancour (US rancor), ranker, Salamanca, spanker, Sri Lanka, tanka, tanker
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