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(of an anchor) just free of the bottom; atrip:
Anchors aweigh!
Historical Examples

By this time, our last anchor was aweigh, and the ship was clear of the bottom.
Afloat And Ashore James Fenimore Cooper

(postpositive) (nautical) (of an anchor) no longer hooked into the bottom; hanging by its rode

“raised, perpendicular,” 1620s, nautical, from a- (1) + weigh.


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