aground aground  /ə ˈɡraʊnd/


  1. (adj) stuck in a place where a ship can no longer float
  2. (adv) with the bottom lodged on the ground


  1. The ship was carrying about 243,000 gallons of fuel when it ran aground off the island of San Cristobal in the Galapagos Archipelago on Tuesday, January 16.
  2. The SS Jassim, a Bolivian cargo ferry, ran aground and sunk on the Wingate Reef off the coast of Sudan in 2003.


  1. Boeng, FAA defend 787 certification process

    WASHINGTON — After two battery malfunctions aboard 787s, 100 days aground and one giant black eye, Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration have learned this: They failed to anticipate possible troubles, however unlikely.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Columbian

  2. Two die, one rescued on Yeopim River

    The Coast Guard medevaced a man and two others were declared dead Friday after a boat reportedly ran aground on the Yeopim River near Elizabeth City.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Outer Banks Sentinel

  3. Column: GOP Isn’t Even Close to Overplaying Its Hand on the Scandals

    Ever since the Obama administration ran aground on a series of scandals, Republicans have been trying hard to go from zero to Watergate. No matter how hard they stomp on the accelerator, the car won’t go. On the left, there is a similar desire to go from zero to McCarthy.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Valley News


  1. "He failed to provide proper leadership to the soldiers under his administrative control. ...... He let his soldiers down," Geren said. "General Kensinger was the captain of that ship, and his ship ran aground."
    on Jul 31, 2007 By: Pete Geren Source: Forbes

  2. "We started the fourth quarter OK, but we ran aground a little bit," Phil Jackson said. "We turned the ball over and didn't get back on defense. Sacramento ran themselves back into the game with their quick guards and their young talent But...
    on Nov 23, 2008 By: Phil Jackson Source: USA Today

  3. "Iran has a clear choice to make: suspend its nuclear weapons program and accept our offer of negotiations or face growing isolation and the collective response, not just of one nation, but of all nations aground the world," Brown added.
    on Jul 21, 2008 By: Gordon Brown Source: Jerusalem Post

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