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maroon

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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maroonma‧roon1 /mΙ™Λˆruːn/ noun [uncountable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š CCa dark brownish red colour β€”maroon adjective
Examples from the Corpus
maroonβ€’ Meticulously painted in blood maroon and bruise brown, the body parts form an impenetrable jungle trapping various objects in their interior.
maroonmaroon2 verb [transitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š MOVE/CHANGE POSITIONif you are marooned somewhere, you are left in a place where there are no other people and where you cannot escape β†’ stranded πŸ”Š The car broke down and left us marooned in the middle of nowhere. Grammar Maroon is usually passive.β†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
maroonβ€’ Rusting trawlers are marooned in the sand.β€’ Token children marooned on the Harrogate platform could not reduce the wrinkle count in the auditorium.β€’ A very light northerly wind wafted us round the moored yacht on which we had marooned the photographer.β€’ Lived out as the grandfather has lived it, such a desire maroons the self in heroic narrative.
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Verb table
maroon
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymaroon
he, she, itmaroons
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymarooned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave marooned
he, she, ithas marooned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad marooned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill maroon
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have marooned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam marooning
he, she, itis marooning
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you, we, theyare marooning
Past
I, he, she, itwas marooning
you, we, theywere marooning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been marooning
he, she, ithas been marooning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been marooning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be marooning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been marooning
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