Definition of up-anchor in US English:



[no object]
  • (of a ship) weigh anchor.

    ‘the entire fleet up-anchored and sailed to a point nearer the entrance to the lagoon’
    • ‘I up-anchored and motored across to this person.’
    • ‘By 3.30 we'd had enough so up-anchored and motored down to the railway bridge to another ‘hot-spot’ Chad had marked out for us.’
    • ‘Many handshakes were shared before we up-anchored and headed back to port.’
    • ‘Steve up-anchored and obliged, taking us closer inshore to drop anchor on top of a wreck where the lads caught pouting three at a time.’
    • ‘Fifteen minutes later we up-anchored to follow it because Billy was running out of line!’



/ˈˌəp ˈaNGkər//ˈˌəp ˈæŋkər/