AskDefine | Define aground

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aground adj : on a shore or reef; "a ship aground offshore"; "a boat aground on the beach waiting for the tide to lift it" [syn: aground(p)] [ant: sunken, afloat(p)] adv : with the bottom lodged on the ground; "he ran the ship aground"

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  1. Resting on the bottom. (refers only to floating craft) (FM 55-501).
  2. Stuck fast, stopped, at a loss, ruined; like a boat or vessel aground.


  1. Resting on the bottom. (refers only to floating craft). (FM 55-501).


  • Finnish: karilla (being aground), karille (running aground)

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