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strand

noun

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  1. the usually sandy or gravelly land bordering a body of water the wishful dream of living an indolent, idyllic existence on some far-off strand Synonyms beachfront, sand(s), beachRelated Words seaboard, seacoast, seashore, seaside; coast, coastland, coastline, shore, shoreline; oceanfront, shorefront, waterfront; bank, riverbank, riverfront, riverside; esplanade; littoral; lido, plage


strand

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of strand

  1. 1 to cause irreparable damage to (a ship) by running aground or sinking the ghostly remains of ships that had been stranded by the reef Synonyms shipwreck, wreckRelated Words beach; founder; scuttleNear Antonyms recover, salvage

  2. 2 to cause to remain behind he just drove off, stranding her in some dinky town with just a few bucks and the clothes she was wearing Synonyms abandon, desert, forsake, maroon, quit, leaveRelated Words discard, ditch, dump, fling, jettison, junk, scrap, shed, shuck (off), throw away, throw out; deliver, give up, hand over, relinquish, surrender, yield; escape, retreat (from), take off (from), vacate, withdraw (from); abjure, cut off, disown, reject, renounce, repudiate, separate (from); sacrifice; distance; disregard, forget, ignore, neglectNear Antonyms harbor, have, hold, keep, own, possess, reserve, retain, withhold; redeem, rescue, saveAntonyms reclaim


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