Beach \Beach\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beached} (b[=e]cht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Beaching}.] To run or drive (as a vessel or a boat) upon a beach; to strand; as, to beach a ship. [1913 Webster]

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  • Beached — (b[=e]cht), p. p. & a. 1. Bordered by a beach. [1913 Webster] The beached verge of the salt flood. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Driven on a beach; stranded; drawn up on a beach; as, the ship is beached. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beached — [adj] grounded abandoned, aground, ashore, deserted, high and dry, marooned, stranded, wrecked; concept 583 Ant. at sea …   New thesaurus

  • beached — adjective a) run or brought ashore a beached whale b) left stranded and helpless, especially on a beach …   Wiktionary

  • beached — adj. Beached is used with these nouns: ↑whale …   Collocations dictionary

  • beached — adjective rescuing the beached whale Syn: stranded, grounded, aground, ashore, marooned, high and dry, stuck, washed up, washed ashore …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • beached — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. stranded, marooned, abandoned; see aground …   English dictionary for students

  • beached — biːtʃ n. shore, seaside v. go up onto the beach, go onto the shore …   English contemporary dictionary

  • beached — adj 1. aground, grounded, ashore, Obs. graveled, stuck fast; shipwrecked, wrecked, cast away, abandoned. 2. stranded, high and dry, deserted, forsaken, left in the lurch; straitened, in straits, in a fix, at a loss; discarded, rejected, left… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • beached — [adjective] stranded, abandoned, aground, ashore, deserted, grounded, high and dry, marooned, wrecked …   Useful english dictionary

  • Beached whale — A beached whale is a whale which has become stranded on land, usually on a beach. Beaching is often fatal for whales, as they become dehydrated and die. Some die when their lungs are suffocated under their own weight or drown when high tides… …   Wikipedia

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