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Definition of "run aground" [run aground]

  • For a vessel to be immobilized by water too shallow to allow it to float. (verb)
  • To cause a vessel to run aground. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "run aground" in a sentence
  • "The Kitty had been run aground to stop her from sinking, while the O'Higgins had anchored so that her formidable broadside was aimed at the guns on Manzanera."
  • "You shall perhaps run aground on Cranberry Island, only some spires of last year's pipe-grass above water, to show where the danger is, and get as good a freezing there as anywhere on the Northwest Coast."