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run aground

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Verb

Infinitive
to run aground

Third person singular
runs aground

Simple past
ran aground

Past participle
ran aground

Present participle
running aground

to run aground (third-person singular simple present runs aground, present participle running aground, simple past and past participle ran aground)
  1. (intransitive) for a vessel to be immobilized by water too shallow to allow it to float.
    • The ship ran aground and had to be towed back out to sea.
  2. (transitive) to cause a vessel to run aground.
    • The drunken helsman ran the ship aground.

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