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shoal1

shoal1

pronunciation:
shol
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a shallow area within a body of water.
similar words:
shallow
definition 2: an elevated ridge or area in the bottom of a body of water, esp. one that is uncovered at low tide; sandbar.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: shallow, esp. when constituting a hazard for boats.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: shoaled, shoaling, shoals
definition: to become shallower.
similar words:
shallow
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to become shallower.
definition 2: to sail or pilot (a vessel) into dangerously shallow waters; run aground.
derivation: shoaly (adj.)
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