weigh anchor
to raise the anchor from the seabed prior to getting under way

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  • Weigh anchor — is a nautical term indicating the final preparation of a sea vessel for getting underway. Weighing anchor literally means raising the anchor of the vessel from the sea floor and pulling it up to the side of the vessel after the engines have been… …   Wikipedia

  • weigh anchor — ► weigh anchor Nautical take up the anchor when ready to sail. Main Entry: ↑weigh …   English terms dictionary

  • weigh anchor — verb heave up an anchor in preparation for sailing (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑weigh the anchor • Hypernyms: ↑heave, ↑heave up, ↑heft, ↑heft up • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • weigh anchor — Synonyms and related words: board, break ground, cast away, cast loose, cast off, cat the anchor, detach, disengage, doff, drop the mooring, embark, embus, emplane, enplane, entrain, free, go aboard, go on board, go on shipboard, liberate, loose …   Moby Thesaurus

  • weigh anchor — {v. phr.} To set sail; get going. * /After a week in Hawaii, we weighed anchor and sailed south toward Tahiti./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • weigh anchor — {v. phr.} To set sail; get going. * /After a week in Hawaii, we weighed anchor and sailed south toward Tahiti./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • weigh\ anchor — v. phr. To set sail; get going. After a week in Hawaii, we weighed anchor and sailed south toward Tahiti …   Словарь американских идиом

  • weigh anchor — v. lift an anchor in getting ready for sailing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • weigh anchor — to lift the anchor of a ship from the water in order to start sailing …   English dictionary

  • weigh anchor — naut. idi to heave up a ship s anchor in preparation for getting under way …   From formal English to slang

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