[uh-shawr, uh-shohr]
to the shore; onto the shore: The schooner was driven ashore.
on the shore; on land rather than at sea or on the water: The captain has been ashore for two hours.

1580–90; a-1 + shore1 Unabridged
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ashore (əˈʃɔː)
1.  towards or onto land from the water: we swam ashore
adj, —adv
2.  on land, having come from the water: a day ashore before sailing

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Word Origin & History

1580s, from a- (1) + shore.
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Example sentences
The storm came ashore at the time of the high tide, which added to the surge of
  water being pushed ahead by the hurricane.
Lambert came on one close up in a shallow lake, and in its fright it galloped
  ashore, churning through the mud and water.
Most people reached land by lifeboats but some swam ashore and others were
  rescued by helicopters.
But as a storm nears land, the rising sea floor blocks the building water
  pile's escape and it comes ashore as deadly storm surge.
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