Meaning of “aground” in the English Dictionary

"aground" in British English

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agroundadjective [ after verb ]

uk /əˈɡraʊnd/ us /əˈɡraʊnd/

If a boat or ship is aground, it is unable to move because it is touching ground or in a place where there is very little water:

The ship is currently aground off the Brittany coast.
aground
adverb uk us

The oil tanker ran/went aground on a mud bank in thick fog.

(Definition of “aground” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"aground" in American English

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agroundadverb [ not gradable ]

us /əˈɡrɑʊnd/

touching the ground below the water:

The tanker ran aground and leaked 11 million gallons of crude oil.
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)