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Moor vs. Unmoor

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Moornoun

an extensive waste covered with patches of heath, and having a poor, light soil, but sometimes marshy, and abounding in peat; a heath

‘A cold, biting wind blew across the moor, and the travellers hastened their step.’;

Unmoorverb

(transitive) To unfix or unsecure (a moored boat).

Moornoun

a game preserve consisting of moorland

Unmoorverb

(intransitive) To weigh anchor.

Moorverb

To cast anchor or become fastened.

Unmoorverb

To cause to ride with one anchor less than before, after having been moored by two or more anchors.

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Moorverb

To fix or secure (e.g. a vessel) in a particular place by casting anchor, or by fastening with ropes, cables or chains or the like

‘the vessel was moored in the stream’; ‘they moored the boat to the wharf.’;

Unmoorverb

To weigh anchor.

Moorverb

(transitive) To secure or fix firmly.

Moornoun

One of a mixed race inhabiting Morocco, Algeria, Tunis, and Tripoli, chiefly along the coast and in towns.

Moornoun

Any individual of the swarthy races of Africa or Asia which have adopted the Mohammedan religion.

Moornoun

An extensive waste covered with patches of heath, and having a poor, light soil, but sometimes marshy, and abounding in peat; a heath.

‘In her girlish age she kept sheep on the moor.’;

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Moornoun

A game preserve consisting of moorland.

Moorverb

To fix or secure, as a vessel, in a particular place by casting anchor, or by fastening with cables or chains; as, the vessel was moored in the stream; they moored the boat to the wharf.

Moorverb

Fig.: To secure, or fix firmly.

Moorverb

To cast anchor; to become fast.

‘On oozy ground his galleys moor.’;

Moornoun

one of the Muslim people of north Africa; of mixed Arab and Berber descent; converted to Islam in the 8th century; conqueror of Spain in the 8th century

Moornoun

open land usually with peaty soil covered with heather and bracken and moss

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Moorverb

secure in or as if in a berth or dock;

‘tie up the boat’;

Moorverb

come into or dock at a wharf;

‘the big ship wharfed in the evening’;

Moorverb

secure with cables or ropes;

‘moor the boat’;

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