• To run aground; to beach.
  • To leave (someone) in a difficult situation; to abandon or desert.
  • To cause the third out of an inning to be made, leaving a runner on base.
  • To break a strand of (a rope).
  • To form by uniting strands.


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  • From Middle English strand, strond, from Old English strand, from Proto-Germanic *strandō ("edge, rim, shore"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)trAnt- ("strand, border, field"), from Proto-Indo-European *ster- ("to broaden, spread out"). Cognate with West Frisian strân, Dutch strand, German Strand, Danish strand, Swedish strand, Norwegian Bokmål strand.
  • Origin Unknown. Cognate with Scots stran, strawn, strand. Perhaps the same as strand ; or from Middle English *stran, from Old French estran, from Middle High German stren, strene, from Old High German streno, from Proto-West Germanic *strenō, from Proto-Germanic *strinô, from Proto-Indo-European *strēy-, *ster-; related to Dutch streen ("skein, hank of thread, strand, string"), German Strähne ("skein, hank of thread, strand of hair").

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