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anchor

US [ˈæŋkər]
UK [ˈæŋkə(r)]
  • n.锚;给以安全感的人(或物);精神支柱;顶梁柱
  • v.抛锚;下锚;使固定;扣牢
  • Web锚点;安佳;锚定
Plural Form:anchors  Present Participle:anchoring  Past Tense:anchored  
anchor
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n.
1.
[c][u]
a heavy metal object that is attached to a rope or chain and dropped over the side of a ship or boat to keep it in one place
to drop anchor
抛锚
The ship lay at anchor two miles off the rocky coast.
船在离岩岸两英里处抛锚停泊。
We weighed anchor(= pulled it out of the water) .
我们起锚。
2.
[c]
给以安全感的人(或物);精神支柱;顶梁柱a person or thing that gives sb a feeling of safety
the anchor of the family
全家的顶梁柱
v.
1.
[i][t]
~ (sth)
抛锚;下锚to let an anchor down from a boat or ship in order to prevent it from moving away
We anchored off the coast of Spain.
我们在西班牙沿海抛锚停泊。
2.
[t]
~ sth
使固定;扣牢;系牢to fix sth firmly in position so that it cannot move
Make sure the table is securely anchored.
务必要把桌子固定好。
3.
[t][usupass]
~ sb/sth (in/to sth)
使扎根;使基于to firmly base sth on sth else
Her novels are anchored in everyday experience.
她的小说取材自日常生活经验。
4.
[i][t]
~ (sth)
主持(电视、广播节目)to be the person who introduces reports or reads the news on television or radio
She anchored the evening news for seven years.
她主持了七年晚间新闻报道。

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