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    meaning of unmoored

    what does it mean when someone was unmoored?

    Trump was unmoored .... http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/04/politi...sis-takeaways/
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    Re: meaning of unmoored

    Do you know what mooring is, related to boats?

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    Re: meaning of unmoored

    per dictionary, mooring: The act of securing a vessel with a cable or anchor etc.

    so He was unmoored, means he didn't own to what he previously said?
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    Re: meaning of unmoored

    Meaning that he had nothing solid to hold himself to, that he was sort of just drifting with the waves.

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    Re: meaning of unmoored

    When a ship is moored it is tied to the dock. If it would become unmoored it would drift off and become a hazard to other ships. A person who has become unmoored has lost his way. He is adrift.

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    Re: meaning of unmoored

    Quote Originally Posted by greenisgood View Post
    What does it mean when someone was "unmoored​"?

    Trump was unmoored .... http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/04/politi...sis-takeaways/
    Quote Originally Posted by greenisgood View Post
    per The dictionary definition of mooring is "The act of securing a vessel with a cable or anchor etc."

    So does "He was unmoored" means mean he didn't own to what he previously said?
    Note my changes above. It's important to start every sentence with a capital letter and to write full sentences. I don't understand what you meant by the part I have underlined.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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