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drop anchor

To let down the anchor to secure a ship. We've been sailing all day, and here seems like a good enough spot to drop anchor, don't you think?
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The town's waterfront dock space cannot accommodate the deeper draft of larger ships such as the Columbus, which drops anchor in the channel and shuttles passengers in.
She drops anchor as part of a mini-cruise around Oban, Dublin, Liverpool, Plymouth and Cowes.