Verb beach Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


beach (third-person singular simple present beaches, present participle beaching, simple past and past participle beached)

  1. (intransitive) To run aground on a beach.
  2. (transitive) To run (something) aground on a beach.

More definition: expanse of sand or pebbles along a shore.

2.the part of the shore of an ocean, sea, large river, lake, etc., washed by the tide or waves.

3.the area adjacent to a seashore, We're vacationing at the beach.

4.Nautical. to haul or run onto a beach, We beached the ship to save it. make inoperative or unemployed.

1.Alfred Ely, 1826–96, U.S. editor, publisher, and inventor.

2.Amy Marcey Cheney[mahr-see]/ˈmɑr si/(Show IPA), 1867–1944, U.S. composer and pianist.

3.Moses Yale, 1800–68, U.S. newspaper publisher.

4.Rex Ellingwood[el-ing-woo d]/ˈɛl ɪŋˌwʊd/(Show IPA), 1877–1949, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.

5.Sylvia Woodbridge, 1887–1962, U.S. bookseller and publisher in France.

1. an extensive area of sand or shingle sloping down to a sea or lake, esp the area between the high- and low-water marks on a seacoast related adjective littoral verb

2. to run or haul (a boat) onto a beach Word OriginC16, perhaps related to Old English bæce river, beck²Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1530s, "loose, water-worn pebbles of the seashore," probably from Old English bæce, bece "stream," from Proto-Germanic *bakiz. Extended to loose, pebbly shores (1590s), and in dialect around Sussex and Kent beach still has the meaning "pebbles worn by the waves." French grève shows the same evolution. Beach ball first recorded 1940; beach bum first recorded 1950.
"to haul or run up on a beach," 1840, from beach (n.). Related, Beached; beaching.


Your offer to take me on a beach vacation sounds too good to refuse.

His bloodshot gaze wandered over her figure in a way that made her regret leaving her beach robe in the house.

We drove along the beach and into the town of Nahant.

So they re-introduced it as chick-wheels so the honeys along the beach could scoop out the surfers and maybe get laid.

He took them to his condo on the beach for privacy.

He refused to release her, instead pushing her into a painful run up the beach, over the sandbags, and out of immediate danger.

They were the same she'd said to Gabriel on the beach, the night they met.

A vision of the beach where she met Gabriel told her who it was.

We were in Hawaii and pretty mellowed out on one of those perfect beach nights, watching the moon dance on the incoming surf.

"I know I'm … different now than I was the other night when we were on the beach," she said hesitantly.

Sometimes when you look at a grain of sand in your hand, you forget that there couldn't be a beach without every one of them.

Dressed in a sundress and sandals, Deidre left the bungalow on the beach and walked down the long driveway to the small road.

She willed herself not to cry, but she started soon after he left the beach town.

I also remember the beach, where for the first time I played in the sand.

But I do not think I was afraid; for later, when I had put on my bathing-suit, and the little waves ran up on the beach and kissed my feet, I shouted for joy, and plunged fearlessly into the surf.

Like shipwrecked sailors, they put on what they can find on the beach, and at a little distance, whether of space or time, laugh at each other's masquerade.

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