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anchor (verb) to drop an anchor down from a ship or a boat on to the river bed or an ocean floor, to stop it from moving; to fix something firmly so that it cannot move; to present programs, news, etc., on the TV.

When a boat or a ship nears the land, the anchor is dropped to keep the ship or the boat from moving by the force of the wind, or that of the current. Then the boat or the ship is anchored. To anchor also means to fix some thing firmly in position to prevent it from moving. When we fix, for example, a pole firmly in the ground, we anchor it. To present or to introduce a program on the TV, to read the news is also to anchor. To host a TV program is also to anchor a TV program.

  • The ship anchored off the coast of Canada and had to wait for a whole day to enter the harbor.
  • The two posts have been anchored firmly with cement concrete to support a large hoarding.
  • She anchors the programs so well that she is in great demand as an anchor on many television channels.
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