“Hello, Triple A? My car broke down on the interstate and I’m stranded on the side of the road. Can you send a tow truck?”

If you are stranded, it means you have no way to get home or get to your destination. For example, if your friend takes you to a party in his car but then leaves without you, you could be stranded because you don’t have a car to drive home. If your boat sinks, you could be stranded on a desert island.