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  • adj. Abandoned, helpless.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. out of water; out of reach of the current or tide; -- said of a vessel, aground or beached.


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  • Stranded, without help or hope of recovery. This term originally referred to ships that were beached. "Dry" implies that they were not only out of the water, but had been for some time and could be expected to remain so.

    December 11, 2007