verb (used with object)
Origin of beach
Synonyms for beach
Related Words for beachingisolate, strand, wrack, impair, ravage, injure, cripple, trash, sabotage, vandalize, mar, devastate, smash, shatter, disable, batter, sink, spoil, undermine, demolish
Examples from the Web for beaching
Contemporary Examples of beaching
Beaching of the oarfish is a very rare occurrence—the last time it happened was 2010—so two in one week is certainly an oddity.Fishy Mystery: Are Beached Oarfish Trying to Tell Us Something?
October 23, 2013
Historical Examples of beaching
On these magic shores children at play are for ever beaching their coracles.Peter and Wendy
James Matthew Barrie
Why could I not have thought of the tide when we were beaching the boat?More About Peggy
Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
Beaching her canoe, she strolled to and fro for a while; then she sat down.Jupiter Lights
Constance Fenimore Woolson
On the 1st of November, after seeking winter quarters, his men found a suitable spot for beaching their vessel.Ocean's Story; or Triumphs of Thirty Centuries
They kept it up until nightfall, and then beaching the canoe lay down once more in the tent, which strained in the wind.The Boy Ranchers of Puget Sound
Word Origin for beach
"to haul or run up on a beach," 1840, from beach (n.). Related: Beached; beaching.
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.