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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.
See also: run
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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.
See also: run
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