verb (used with object)
- to loose (a vessel) from moorings or anchorage.
- to bring to the state of riding with a single anchor after being moored by two or more.
verb (used without object)
- (of a vessel) to become unmoored.
- to weigh the anchor or drop the mooring of (a vessel)
- (tr) to reduce the mooring of (a vessel) to one anchor
v.late 15c., “to free from moorings,” from un- (2) + moor (v.). Related: Unmoored.