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Definition of strand verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [usually passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they strand
    he / she / it strands
    past simple stranded
    -ing form stranding
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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