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run aground

Of a ship, to crash into and get stuck on a shore, reef, or bottom of a body of water. The treacherous reef surrounding the island has caused many ships to run aground over the years. We tried to navigate into the cove but ended up running aground on the rocks.
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run aground (on something)

[for a ship] to ram its hull into something beneath the water and get stuck. The ship ran aground on a reef and had to wait for high tide to get free. I was afraid we would run aground in the storm.
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The packed ship, a Balearia ferry taking holidaymakers from Majorca and Ibiza to Denia, is understood to have ran aground after scraping the harbour wall as it prepared to dock.
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Investigation showed that MV Milagrosa 3 was on its way to Iloilo when it ran aground at 221 yards north off Banda Point of Bisucay Island.
One, Ronny Johansson, said: "How come it's often Russian ships that run aground? Is it the vodka syndrome?" Another, also joking about Russia's boozy national stereotype, said: "Possible threat to sea birds as Russian cargo ship runs aground off Cornwall bringing fears of a giant vodka spill."
Last week, the Chinese Foreign Ministry confirmed that Beijing was working with Manila for search and rescue matters after the Philippine Navy's BRP Gregorio del Pilar ran aground near Hasa-Hasa Shoal in the West Philippine Sea.
28, after a Sierra Leone registered cargo ship ran aground five days earlier off Taiwan's southern coast, reported CNA.
ugboats manoeuvre the P&O ferry Pride of Kent after it ran aground during bad weather in the port of Calais in northern France -REUTERS 11 December 2017: Airports were closed, a ferry ran aground and traffic authorities reported incidents "all over the place".
A P&O ferry with more than 200 passengers on board has run aground in stormy weather in Calais harbour in northern France, but there are no injuries, the Pas-de-Calais prefecture said on Sunday.
A RECOVERY operation is under way after a 75-metre cargo ship ran aground off the Kent coast.
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