Stranding



verb (used with object)
1.
to drive or leave (a ship, fish, etc.) aground or ashore:
The receding tide stranded the whale.
2.
(usually used in the passive) to bring into or leave in a helpless position:
He was stranded in the middle of nowhere.
verb (used without object)
3.
to be driven or left ashore; run aground.
4.
to be halted or struck by a difficult situation:
He stranded in the middle of his speech.
noun
5.
the land bordering the sea, a lake, or a river; shore; beach.
noun
1.
one of a number of fibers, threads, or yarns that are plaited or twisted together to form a rope, cord, or the like.
2.
a similar part of a wire rope.
3.
a rope made of such twisted or plaited fibers.
4.
a fiber or filament, as in animal or plant tissue.
5.
a thread or threadlike part of anything:
the strands of a plot.
6.
a tress of hair.
7.
a string of pearls, beads, etc.
verb (used with object)
8.
to form (a rope, cable, etc.) by twisting strands together.
9.
to break one or more strands of (a rope).
verb
1.
to leave or drive (ships, fish, etc) aground or ashore or (of ships, fish, etc) to be left or driven ashore
2.
(transitive; usually passive) to leave helpless, as without transport or money, etc
noun (mainly poetic)
3.
a shore or beach
4.
a foreign country
noun
1.
a set of or one of the individual fibres or threads of string, wire, etc, that form a rope, cable, etc
2.
a single length of string, hair, wool, wire, etc
3.
a string of pearls or beads
4.
a constituent element in a complex whole: one strand of her argument
verb
5.
(transitive) to form (a rope, cable, etc) by winding strands together
noun
1.
the Strand, a street in W central London, parallel to the Thames: famous for its hotels and theatres

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