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Run aground   /rən əgrˈaʊnd/   Listen
Run aground

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

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"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

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