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weigh anchor

To hoist the anchor so that a ship can sail. Weigh anchor, boys—we're going home!
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weigh ˈanchor

(of a ship and its passengers) leave a place: We weighed anchor in the afternoon and started for the Philippines.
This means ‘to lift the anchor out of the water’ before sailing away.
See also: anchor, weigh
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SHIPLOADS OF NOSTALGIA: The USS Proteus, above,was the first American ship to weigh anchor in the Holy Loch in 1961, while, top, the USS Simon Lake had the honour of saying farewell to the base and, left, the certificate given to sailors.
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