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Definition of beach verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

beach

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//biːtʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//biːtʃ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they beach
BrE BrE//biːtʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//biːtʃ//
 
he / she / it beaches
BrE BrE//ˈbiːtʃɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbiːtʃɪz//
 
past simple beached
BrE BrE//biːtʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//biːtʃt//
 
past participle beached
BrE BrE//biːtʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//biːtʃt//
 
-ing form beaching
BrE BrE//ˈbiːtʃɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbiːtʃɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, intransitive] beach (something) to come or bring something out of the water and onto the beach He beached the boat and lifted the boy onto the shore. a beached whale (= one that has become stuck on land and cannot get back into the water) Word Origin mid 16th cent. (denoting shingle on the seashore): perhaps related to Old English bæce, bece ‘brook’ (an element that survives in place names such as Wisbech and Sandbach), assuming an intermediate sense ‘pebbly river valley’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: beach