strand (someone or something) on (something)

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strand (someone or something) on (something)

To cause someone or something to be stuck or trapped something from which they or it is unable to move or escape. Often used in passive constructions. Without gas, our car was totally stranded on the side of the road. The storm blew our boat off course and stranded us on a remote island.
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strand someone on something

to abandon someone on something from which there is no escape. The shipwreck stranded our little group on a deserted beach. We were stranded on the little island by a storm.
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All but six of more than 150 short-finned pilot whales that stranded themselves on a beach in Western Australia have died, despite efforts from authorities and local beachgoers to save them, officials said on Saturday.
Ten beaked whales that stranded themselves on shore during military maneuvers hosted by Spain last fall near the Canary Islands show unusual bits of fat in vital organs--an indication of trauma, say the researchers.