beach

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbiːtʃ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/bitʃ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bēch)


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beach - shore - coast
‘beach’
A beach is an area along the edge of a sea, lake, or wide river that is covered with sand or small stones. You can relax or play on a beach, or use it as a place to swim from.
He walked along the beach.
Children were building sandcastles on the beach.
‘shore’
Shore is a more general word for the land along the edge of a sea, lake, or wide river.
He swam towards the shore.
‘coast’
The coast is the border between the land and the sea, or the part of a country that is next to the sea.
We stayed in a small village on the west coast of Scotland.
There are industrial cities along the coast.
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