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ashore

[ uh-shawr, uh-shohr ]
/ əˈʃɔr, əˈʃoʊr /
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adverb
to the shore; onto the shore: The schooner was driven ashore.
on the shore; on land rather than at sea or on the water: The captain has been ashore for two hours.
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Origin of ashore

First recorded in 1580–90; a-1 + shore1
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How to use ashore in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for ashore

ashore
/ (əˈʃɔː) /

adverb
towards or onto land from the waterwe swam ashore
adjective, adverb (postpositive)
on land, having come from the watera day ashore before sailing
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