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Definition of "aground" []

  • Onto or on a shore, reef, or the bottom of a body of water: a ship that ran aground; a ship aground offshore. (adverb)
  • On the ground: combat aircraft aloft and aground. (adverb)
  • On or onto the ground or bottom, as in shallow water (adjective)

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Use "aground" in a sentence
  • "Running aground occurs when the navigator misreads the chart, the skipper tries to cut a corner on a harbor entrance, there is silting moving of soft sand and mud at a harbor mouth, or the tide table is misinterpreted."
  • "Paul wasn't able to implement collision detection (for this release), so the ship doesn't go "aground" when you hit the shore - maybe it will in the "Pro" version."
  • "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. ""