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

     

    strand

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//strænd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//strænd//
     
    [usually passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they strand
    BrE BrE//strænd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//strænd//
     
    he / she / it strands
    BrE BrE//strændz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//strændz//
     
    past simple stranded
    BrE BrE//ˈstrændɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstrændɪd//
     
    past participle stranded
    BrE BrE//ˈstrændɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstrændɪd//
     
    -ing form stranding
    BrE BrE//ˈstrændɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstrændɪŋ//
     
    Travelling by boat or ship
     
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  1. 1strand somebody to leave somebody 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. See related entries: Travelling by boat or ship
  3. Word Originverb Old English (as a noun), of unknown origin. The verb dates from the early 17th cent.
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