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beach bum  

     ( beach bums    plural  ) If you refer to someone as a beach bum, you mean that they spend a lot of time enjoying themselves on the beach or in the sea.      n-count  
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beach     ( beaches    plural & 3rd person present)   ( beaching    present participle)   ( beached    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A beach is an area of sand or stones beside the sea.   (=seashore)  
...a beautiful sandy beach..., I just want to lie on the beach in the sun.     
2       verb   If something such as a boat beaches, or if it is beached, it is pulled or forced out of the water and onto land.  
We beached the canoe, running it right up the bank...      V n  
The boat beached on a mud flat...      V  


beach ball        ( beach balls    plural  ) A beach ball is a large, light ball filled with air, which people play with, especially on the beach.      n-count  
beach bum        ( beach bums    plural  ) If you refer to someone as a beach bum, you mean that they spend a lot of time enjoying themselves on the beach or in the sea.      n-count  

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beach  

  
coast, lido, littoral, margin, plage, sands, seaboard     (chiefly U.S.)   seashore, seaside, shingle, shore, strand, water's edge  

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beach ball, bleach, breach

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