maroon (one) on an island

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maroon (one) on an island

To cause one to become stranded or stuck on an island. The captain will maroon us on an island if he insists on sailing in these dreadful conditions.
See also: island, maroon, on
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maroon someone on an island

to strand someone on something; to abandon someone on something, such as an island. The pirate captain marooned his first mate on a small island in the Caribbean. Through a navigation error, I marooned myself on a tiny island east of Guam.
See also: island, maroon, on
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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