run aground

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run aground (third-person singular simple present runs aground, present participle running aground, simple past and past participle ran aground)

  1. (intransitive) For a vessel to be immobilized by water too shallow to allow it to float.
    • The ship ran aground and had to be towed back out to sea.
  2. (transitive) To cause a vessel to run aground.
    • The drunken helmsman ran the ship aground.

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Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 11:08