- v. intransitive For a vessel to be immobilized by water too shallow to allow it to float.
- v. transitive To cause a vessel to run aground.
- v. hit or reach the ground
- v. bring to the ground
“The Kitty had been run aground to stop her from sinking, while the O'Higgins had anchored so that her formidable broadside was aimed at the guns on Manzanera.”
“You shall perhaps run aground on Cranberry Island, only some spires of last year's pipe-grass above water, to show where the danger is, and get as good a freezing there as anywhere on the Northwest Coast.”
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