Origin of aground
Examples from the Web for aground
By the time half the fleet had been aground, there was no longer any pretense of holding a ship down until all its crew returned.Pariah Planet|Murray Leinster
We're now aground on the branches of a sapucaya,—a species of the Brazil-nut, and among the tallest of Amazonian trees.
The Congress and Cumberland were anchored not far from each other; the Minnesota got aground, and was some distance off.
Natives opened fire on us when our boats were aground in a creek, and some of our men got hit.
I immediately informed Manuel of this, and he looked at her through his night glass, and said she was aground upon a sand-bank.Tales from Blackwood|Various