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  1. anchor

    • IPA[ˈaŋkə]

    英式

    • n.
      a heavy object attached to a cable or chain and used to moor a ship to the sea bottom, typically having a metal shank with a pair of curved, barbed flukes at one end;a person or thing that provides stability or confidence in an otherwise uncertain situation
    • v.
      moor (a ship) to the sea bottom with an anchor;secure firmly in position
    • verb: anchor, 3rd person present: anchors, gerund or present participle: anchoring, past tense: anchored, past participle: anchored

    • noun: anchor, plural noun: anchors

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    名詞

    • 1. a heavy object attached to a cable or chain and used to moor a ship to the sea bottom, typically having a metal shank with a pair of curved, barbed flukes at one end the boat, no longer held fast by its anchor, swung wildly an anchor chain
    • a person or thing that provides stability or confidence in an otherwise uncertain situation the European Community is the economic anchor of the New Europe 同義詞 mainstay, cornerstone, bulwark, chief support, main source of stability/security, ... 更多
    • a large and prestigious department store prominently sited in a new shopping centre.
    • British informal the brakes of a car this idiot in front slammed on his anchors at a crossing
    • 2. North American an anchorman or anchorwoman he signed off after nineteen years as CBS news anchor 同義詞 announcer, anchorman, anchorwoman, newscaster, broadcaster, ... 更多

    動詞

    • 1. moor (a ship) to the sea bottom with an anchor the ship was anchored in the lee of the island we anchored in the harbour 同義詞 moor, berth, harbour, be at anchor, tie up, ... 更多
    • secure firmly in position the tail is used as a hook with which the fish anchors itself to coral 同義詞 secure, fasten, attach, make fast, connect, ... 更多
    • provide with a firm basis or foundation it is important that policy be anchored to some acceptable theoretical basis
    • 2. North American present and coordinate (a television or radio programme) she anchored a television documentary series in the early 1980s
    • n.
      an additional anchor for use in emergencies.

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      A large extra anchor intended for use in an emergency.
    • v.
      (of a ship) weigh anchor: the entire fleet up-anchored and sailed to a point nearer the entrance to the lagoon

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    • ph.
      (of a ship) take up the anchor when ready to start sailing

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      used to refer to a child born to a non-citizen mother in a country which has birthright ...

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      a type of stockless lightweight anchor with flat flukes.

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      a form of escapement in clocks and watches in which the teeth of the crown wheel or balance ...

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    • n.
      another term for sea anchor

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    • IPA[ˈaNGkər]

    美式

    • n.
      a heavy object attached to a rope or chain and used to moor a vessel to the sea bottom, ... the boat, no longer held fast by its anchor, swung wildly an anchor chain
    • v.
      moor (a ship) to the sea bottom with an anchor: the ship was anchored in the lee of the island we anchored in the harbor

    Oxford American Dictionary