run aground

run aground
run into a sandbar, be caught on a reef (in a boat)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • run aground — v. (D; intr.) to run aground on (the boat ran aground on a sandbank) * * * (D; intr.) to run aground on (the boat ran aground on a sandbank) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • run aground — verb a) For a vessel to be immobilized by water too shallow to allow it to float. b) To cause a vessel to run aground …   Wiktionary

  • run aground — verb 1. bring to the ground the storm grounded the ship • Syn: ↑ground, ↑strand • Derivationally related forms: ↑ground (for: ↑ground) • …   Useful english dictionary

  • run aground — Synonyms and related words: be clobbered, be felled, be poleaxed, be staggered, be stricken, beach, cast away, come to grief, drown, founder, ground, have a mishap, pile up, shipwreck, sink, strand, suffer a misfortune, take the ground, wreck …   Moby Thesaurus

  • run — 1 /rVn/ verb past tense ran past participle run present participle running MOVE QUICKLY ON FOOT 1 (I) to move quickly on foot by moving your legs more quickly than when you are walking: I had to run to catch the bus. | Two youths were killed when …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • aground — adj., adv. to run aground (the ship ran aground) * * * [ə graʊnd] to run aground (the ship ran aground) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • run — I [[t]rʌn[/t]] v. ran, run, run•ning, n. adj. 1) to go quickly by moving the legs more rapidly than at a walk and in such a manner that for an instant in each step all or both feet are off the ground 2) to move or pass quickly 3) to depart… …   From formal English to slang

  • aground — adverb or adjective Date: 14th century 1. on the ground < planes aloft and aground > 2. on or onto the shore or the bottom of a body of water < a ship run aground > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • run —   1. Move swiftly. Holo, hoholo, ho oholo, ka aholo;    ♦ run, as for office, holo, alualu;    ♦ run fast, holo māmā, holo kikī, kikī holo, ho oheihei;    ♦ run here and there, holokē, holo hele, holo lua; holowā (rare);    ♦ run aground, ili;… …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • aground — predic.adj. & adv. (of a ship) on or on to the bottom of shallow water (be aground; run aground). Etymology: ME f. A(2) + GROUND(1) …   Useful english dictionary

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