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aground

[uh-ground] /əˈgraʊnd/
adverb, adjective
1.
on or into the ground; in a stranded condition or state:
The ship ran aground.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English. See a-1, ground
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aground

/əˈɡraʊnd/
adverb, adjective
1.
(postpositive) on or onto the ground or bottom, as in shallow water
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aground

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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