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

 

maroon

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verb
BrE BrE//məˈruːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//məˈruːn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they maroon
BrE BrE//məˈruːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//məˈruːn//
 
he / she / it maroons
BrE BrE//məˈruːnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//məˈruːnz//
 
past simple marooned
BrE BrE//məˈruːnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//məˈruːnd//
 
past participle marooned
BrE BrE//məˈruːnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//məˈruːnd//
 
-ing form marooning
BrE BrE//məˈruːnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//məˈruːnɪŋ//
 
Travelling by boat or ship
 
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[usually passive] maroon somebody to leave somebody in a place that they cannot escape from, for example an island synonym strand ‘Lord of the Flies’ is a novel about English schoolboys marooned on a desert island. The car was marooned by floods. See related entries: Travelling by boat or ship Word Originverb early 18th cent.: from Maroon (a group of people living in the mountains and forests of Suriname and the West Indies), originally in the form marooned ‘lost in the wilds’.
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