[ uhp-ang-ker, uhp-ang- ]
/ ˌʌpˈæŋ kər, ˈʌpˌæŋ- /
verb (used without object)
to weigh anchor.
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- up to one's ears,
- up to one's old tricks,
- up to par,
- up yours,
Origin of up-anchor
First recorded in 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for up-anchor
At high tide the next morning we were to up-anchor and away.Through the South Seas with Jack London|Martin Johnson
(intr) nautical to weigh anchor
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