marooned : Definition, Usages, News and More

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marooned

muh roohnd

  • v  leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue
    the travellers were marooned
  • v  leave stranded on a desert island without resources
    The mutinous sailors were marooned on an island
  • s  cut off or left behind
    travelers marooned by the blizzard

  • Motorists and bus passengers were marooned in stores, juke joints, crossroads hamlets all over the storm area.
  • The premise: A planeload of young boys is marooned on a nameless tropical island and they are forced to fend for themselves.
  • Romantic Man dreams of being marooned on a desert island with one ideal woman.
News & Articles

  • Video: Three countries offer asylum to Edward Snowden
    Three Latin American countries - Nicaragua, Venezuela and Bolivia - have made offers of asylum to Edward Snowden. Charlie D'Agata reports how the NSA leaker, who has been marooned at a Moscow airport for two weeks, would be able to make a clean break.
    July 6, 2013 - CBS News
  • Helicopter plucks stranded NC kayaker from river
    PITTSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say rescuers from the N.C. Highway Patrol used a helicopter to pluck a marooned kayaker from the rain-swollen Haw River.
    July 6, 2013 - The Daily Reflector
  • Snowden adds six countries to his search for asylum
    NSA leaker Edward Snowden has sent out appeals for asylum to six more countries, WikiLeaks reported Friday, in a sign of the marooned fugitive's mounting desperation in the face of international indifference to his plight.        
    July 5, 2013 - Chicago Tribune
Quotes

  • Chakraborty in AFP
    Many islands and a large swathe of the mangrove forest in the Sundarbans are still under water,Chakraborty said. "We have been dropping food to marooned people by helicopter."
  • Paul Jewell in Sportinglife.co.za
    Wigan manager Paul Jewell believes the Premier League would have enforced a points penalty on West Ham over the Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano transfer affair if they had been "marooned like Watford" at the bottom of the league.
  • Nitish Kumar in Hindu
    Over five lakh marooned people have been evacuated so far and the rest, too, would be shifted to relief camps and safe shelters in the next three days,Kumar said after a meeting with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) team led...

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