\ ə-ˈgrau̇nd How to pronounce aground (audio) \

Definition of aground

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

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Synonyms & Antonyms for aground

Synonyms

beached, grounded, stranded

Antonyms

afloat

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Ryan Harris, a member of the 2010 Arctic Survey team reportedly said the year the Clipper Adventurer ran aground. Zoë Schlanger, Quartz, "Climate change is luring cruise ships to sail risky Arctic passages," 1 Aug. 2019 The Sentinelese reputation for aggression was reinforced in 1981 when dozens of armed warriors tried to surround a beached freighter that had run aground, forcing the crew to radio for an airlift. Alex Perry, Outside Online, "The Last Days of John Allen Chau," 24 July 2019 Here the promise of a vast welfare state solely funded by new taxes on the rich runs aground. Matthew Zeitlin, Vox, "Can Elizabeth Warren build a bigger welfare state without taxing the middle class?," 2 July 2019 HNoMS Helge Instag collided with an oil tanker, ran aground, and later sank off the coast of Norway. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Norway Will Scrap Sunken Frigate," 24 June 2019 The first houses in Stiltsville were boats purposely run aground in the shallow sea grass in the 1930s. Bonnie Gross, sun-sentinel.com, "Boat tours explore underwater Biscayne National Park," 20 June 2019 So obsessed are the Japanese with recycling that Airbnb initially ran aground here after a storm of complaints: Foreigners, many people moaned, simply don’t understand how and when to put the trash out. Simon Denyer, BostonGlobe.com, "Japan wraps everything in plastic. Now it wants to fight against plastic pollution.," 18 June 2019 So obsessed are the Japanese with recycling that Airbnb initially ran aground here after a storm of complaints: foreigners, many people moaned, simply don’t understand how and when to put the trash out. Washington Post, "Japan wraps everything in plastic. Now it wants to fight against plastic pollution.," 18 June 2019 On Saturday, Woods’ comeback hopes ran aground early, amid a storm of blasphemous bogeys and unwelcome pars. Cam Inman, The Mercury News, "Tiger Woods takes dull detour into U.S. Open final round," 15 June 2019

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First Known Use of aground

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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aground

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of aground

: on or onto the ground
\ ə-ˈgrau̇nd How to pronounce aground (audio) \

Kids Definition of aground

: on or onto the shore or the bottom of a body of water The ship ran aground during the storm.

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