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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.
The Orange County Light Opera Company drops anchor at 7:30 p.
The vessel will make one or two short voyages before she drops anchor in front of the Royal Castle in Stockholm on 8 June.
The magnificent frigate, famous for her TV roles, drops anchor to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.
She drops anchor as part of a mini-cruise around Oban, Dublin, Liverpool, Plymouth and Cowes.