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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: maroon 'runaway black slave' (17-19 centuries), from American Spanish cimarrĂ³n, from cimarrĂ³n 'wild'

maroon

2 verb
     
maroon2 [transitive usually passive]
to be left in a place where there are no other people and where you cannot escape:
The car broke down and left us marooned in the middle of nowhere.

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