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aground


adverb, adjective

  1. on or into the ground; in a stranded condition or state: The ship ran aground.

adverb, adjective

  1. (postpositive) on or onto the ground or bottom, as in shallow water
adv.

late 13c., “on the ground,” from a- “on” (see a- (1)) + ground (n.). Of ships and boats, “stranded,” from c.1500.

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