VERB + ANCHOR cast, drop The ship cast anchor in the bay. We dropped anchor off a small island. | raise, weigh We raised the anchor and set sail. We weighed anchor next morning and sailed south. | lie at, ride at The ship lay at anchor in the bay.
PREP. at ~ the ships at anchor in the harbour
ADV. firmly, securely The crane is securely anchored at two points.
PREP. to The ropes were anchored to the rocks.