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drop anchor

verb as in dock

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The pirates then told the captain to take the vessel to the ancient coastal town of Eyl and drop anchor.

Water will be breast-high before they get up, and they may drop anchor down at the mouth of the Ray, and not see us.

We now went on board the schooner, having resolved to sail round the island and drop anchor opposite the heathen village.

Presently the tide turned against us, and Kenulf thought well that we should drop anchor and wait for its turning again.

To load, they had only to sail up the fiord within a short distance of the front and drop anchor in the terminal moraine.

To drop anchor off Sidmouth early on a fine summers morning is almost like approaching fairyland.


On this page you'll find 220 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to drop anchor, such as: appear, enter, land, reach, report, and show up.

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