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beach

beach

 
 
pronunciation:
bich
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: the land at the edge of a body of water, usu. sandy and sometimes part of a swimming area; shore.
The children played in the sand at the beach.
 
synonyms:
littoral, sands, shore, strand
similar words:
coast, foreshore, seacoast, seashore, seaside, shoreline
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: beached, beaches, beaching
definition: to pull or drive (a boat or other object) from the water onto the beach or shore.
The storm beached the ship.Several whales were beached onto the shore.
synonyms:
strand
similar words:
ground
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Are you looking for the word beech (a kind of tree)? Beach and beech sound alike but have different meanings.
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