wash ashore

idiom

: to bring (something) onto the shore by waves
A lot of debris was washed ashore during the storm.

Examples of wash ashore in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rats’ bodies — thousands and thousands of them — then wash ashore. Jonathan Edwards, Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2023 The animals found so far have been a mix of males and females, including both adults and juveniles, and the total so far is likely low because not all animals that die at sea will wash ashore to be spotted by surveyors. Elizabeth Earl For Alaska Journal Of Commerce, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Aug. 2023 In the 1980s and 1990s, the Northeast would see just one dead whale wash ashore, Robert DiGiovanni, the director of the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society, told ABC News. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 13 Sep. 2023 Since then, a doctor there and another in Medenine, have examined bodies that wash ashore in Zarzis. Claire Parker, Washington Post, 25 Sep. 2023 Park officials for Brazoria County said that a cleanup effort was underway but thousands more fish were expected to wash ashore. Chris Cameron, New York Times, 11 June 2023 The dead fish—mostly menhaden—littered six miles of the Quintana Beach shoreline near Freeport Friday morning, and continued to wash ashore through Sunday. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 12 June 2023 The tags could wash ashore anywhere along the MA Coast. Daniel Kool, BostonGlobe.com, 11 May 2023 Beach towns and cities and hotels have struggled to keep up with the huge amounts of seaweed that wash ashore. Suman Naishadham, Fortune, 22 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Wash ashore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wash%20ashore. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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