- 1strand somebody to leave someone in a place from which they have no way of leaving The strike left hundreds of tourists stranded at the airport.
- 2strand something to make a boat, fish, whale, etc. be left on land and unable to return to the water The ship was stranded on a sandbank.
NAmE//strænd//[usually passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they strand
he / she / it strands
past simple stranded
-ing form stranding