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[uhp-ang-ker, uhp-ang-]
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verb (used without object)
  1. to weigh anchor.
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Origin of up-anchor

First recorded in 1895–1900
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

unmoor, up-anchor

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Historical Examples

  • At high tide the next morning we were to up-anchor and away.

    Through the South Seas with Jack London

    Martin Johnson

British Dictionary definitions for up-anchor


  1. (intr) nautical to weigh anchor
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