Beaching
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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