aground

[ UK /ɐɡɹˈa‍ʊnd/ ]
[ US /əˈɡɹaʊnd/ ]
ADVERB
  1. with the bottom lodged on the ground
    he ran the ship aground
ADJECTIVE
  1. stuck in a place where a ship can no longer float
    a ship aground offshore
    a boat aground on the beach waiting for the tide to lift it
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How To Use aground In A Sentence

  • Kirkwall lifeboat was called out to a boat aground in the Rousay Sound on Sunday afternoon.
  • The oil tanker ran / went aground off the Spanish coast.
  • Over three days I managed to run aground twice, slam into a bridge and bump too many other boats to remember. The Sun
  • If the ship is aground, which is likely enough, for the captain pushed up farther than we thought possible, they will be pretty safe when they have once got past her. Among Malay Pirates : a Tale of Adventure and Peril
  • According to the MSM reports here and here the French crew, of a ship with the very Italian sounding name MSC Napoli, deliberately run aground close to Sidmouth, 165 miles southwest of London. Archive 2007-01-01
  • The tanker Jessica - carrying some 7700 barrels of fuel - ran aground on Tuesday.
  • The 20-year-old was on stage performing a magic show when the ship ran aground. Costa Concordia: British passengers tell of escape
  • The oil tanker ran/went aground on a mud bank in thick fog.
  • A lifeboatman yesterday branded the would-be seadog, who earlier this month ran the vessel aground, a 'nightmare'. The Sun
  • And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmovable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves. The Dor�� Gallery of Bible Illustrations
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