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agroundadjective [after verb]

uk   us   /əˈɡraʊnd/
If a ​boat or ​ship is aground, it is ​unable to ​move because it is ​touchingground or in a ​place where there is very little ​water: The ​ship is ​currently aground off the Brittany ​coast.
aground
adverb uk   us  
The ​oiltanker ran/went aground on a ​mudbank in ​thickfog.
(Definition of aground from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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agroundadverb [not gradable]

 us   /əˈɡrɑʊnd/
touching the ​ground below the ​water: The ​tankerran aground and ​leaked 11 million ​gallons of ​crudeoil. Note: Used to describe a ship that has become stuck in the water.
(Definition of aground from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “aground”
in Spanish encallado…
in Vietnamese mắc cạn…
in Malaysian tersadai…
in Thai เกยตื้น…
in French échoué…
in German auf Grund gelaufen sein…
in Chinese (Simplified) (船只)搁浅(的)…
in Indonesian kandas, terdampar…
in Chinese (Traditional) (船隻)擱淺(的)…
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