Online dictionaryOnline dictionary
Synonyms, antonyms, pronunciation

  Home
English Dictionary      examples: 'day', 'get rid of', 'New York Bay'




Run aground   /rən əgrˈaʊnd/   Listen
Run aground

verb
1.
Bring to the ground.  Synonyms: ground, strand.
2.
Hit or reach the ground.  Synonym: ground.






WordNet 3.0 © 2010 Princeton University








Advanced search
     Find words:
Starting with
Ending with
Containing
Matching a pattern  

Synonyms
Antonyms
Quotes
Words linked to  

only single words



Share |
Add this dictionary
to your browser search bar





"Run aground" Quotes from Famous Books



... suddenly sung out, for all the world like a regular sailor, "Hard a-port, lad! Mind your course there, or we'll be swamped," and, sure enough, I had to swing her out into the stream, or we'd have run aground. ...
— Sara, a Princess • Fannie E. Newberry

... positions, they opened fire upon the schooner with such effect that she soon turned to escape. She succeeded in getting under the protecting guns of the frigate and sloop-of-war, but was so cut to pieces in the short action that she was run aground and abandoned. The larger vessels now opened fire upon Barney's forces; and the flotilla, after a few shots of defiance, returned to ...
— The Naval History of the United States - Volume 2 (of 2) • Willis J. Abbot



Words linked to "Run aground" :   reach, gain, land, hit, make, arrive at, attain



Copyright © 2022 Dictionary One.com