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Anchor, vb., 1) intr. to lie at anchor: H6B IV, 1, 9. Lr. IV, 6, 18. To keep hold in general: “a pair of --ing hooks,” Gentl. III, 1, 118. Figuratively to keep hold of; with on: “my invention --s on Isabel,” Meas. II, 4, 4. “Posthumus --s upon Imogen,” Cymb. V, 5, 393.
2) trans., to place at anchor, and figuratively to fix: “if eyes be --'d in the bay where all men ride,” Sonn. 137, 6. “till that my nails were --'d in thine eyes,” R3 IV, 4, 231. “there would he a. his aspect,” Ant. I, 5, 33.
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