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strands

noun
plural of strand

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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strands

verb
present tense third-person singular of strand

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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

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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

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“Strands.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/strands. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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