Monday, January 11, 2016

The definition of stranded.

verb (used with object)
1. to drive or leave (a ship, fish, etc.) aground or ashore:

The inept company stranded the American family in Toronto.

2.(usually used in the passive) to bring into or leave in a helpless position:

The family is stranded in Toronto with nowhere to go.
verb (used without object)
3. to be driven or left ashore; run aground.

The family felt stranded. 
4. to be halted or struck by a difficult situation:
The family stranded their dreams of living happily in Toronto.
5. the land bordering the sea, a lake, or a river; shore; beach.

The family resides on the strand of Lake Ontario known as the Beaches, an expensive neighborhood they can no longer afford.
6. something long or twisted like a rope 

 Like a strand of pearls snatched from a neck, the family's world fell apart.

7.  one of the elements interwoven in a complex whole  

This is a sad strand in the family's adventures in Canada.


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