Beach in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.



  • The shore of a body of water, especially when sandy or pebbly.
  • A horizontal strip of land, usually sandy, adjoining water.
  • The loose pebbles of the seashore, especially worn by waves; shingle.
  • Synonym of gravel trap
  • A dry, dusty pitch or situation, as though playing on sand.


  • To run aground on a beach.
  • To run (something) aground on a beach.
  • To run into an obstacle or rough or soft ground, so that the floor of the vehicle rests on the ground and the wheels cannot gain traction.


Similar words


  • From Middle English bache, bæcche ("bank, sandbank"), from Old English bæċe, beċe ("beck, brook, stream"), from Proto-West Germanic *baki, from Proto-Germanic *bakiz ("brook"), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰog- ("flowing water").
  • Cognate with Dutch beek ("brook, stream"), German Bach ("brook, stream"), Swedish bäck ("stream, brook, creek"). More at batch, beck.

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