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ashore

[uh-shawr, uh-shohr] /əˈʃɔr, əˈʃoʊr/
adverb
1.
to the shore; onto the shore:
The schooner was driven ashore.
2.
on the shore; on land rather than at sea or on the water:
The captain has been ashore for two hours.
Origin of ashore
1580-1590
1580-90; a-1 + shore1
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ashore

/əˈʃɔː/
adverb
1.
towards or onto land from the water: we swam ashore
adjective, adverb (postpositive)
2.
on land, having come from the water: a day ashore before sailing
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Word Origin and History for ashore
adv.

1580s, "toward the shore," from a- (1) + shore (n.). Meaning "on the shore" is from 1630s. Middle English had ashore (late 15c.), but it meant "on a slant," literally "propped up," from shore (v.).

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