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Princeton's WordNet

  1. submerge, drown, overwhelm(verb)

    cover completely or make imperceptible

    "I was drowned in work"; "The noise drowned out her speech"

  2. drown(verb)

    get rid of as if by submerging

    "She drowned her trouble in alcohol"

  3. drown(verb)

    die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating

    "The child drowned in the lake"

  4. drown(verb)

    kill by submerging in water

    "He drowned the kittens"

  5. swim, drown(verb)

    be covered with or submerged in a liquid

    "the meat was swimming in a fatty gravy"

Wiktionary

  1. drown(Verb)

    To be suffocated in water or other fluid; to perish by such suffocation.

    Etymology: Origin uncertain.

  2. drown(Verb)

    To deprive of life by immersion in water or other liquid.

    Etymology: Origin uncertain.

  3. drown(Verb)

    To overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate.

    Etymology: Origin uncertain.

  4. drown(Verb)

    To overpower; to overcome; to extinguish; said especially of sound; usually in the form "to drown out"

    Etymology: Origin uncertain.

  5. drown(Verb)

    To lose, make hard to find or unnoticeable in an abundant mass

    The CIA gathers so much information that the actual answers it should seek are often drowned in the incessant flood of reports, recordings, satellite images etc.

    Etymology: Origin uncertain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drown(verb)

    to be suffocated in water or other fluid; to perish in water

    Etymology: [OE. drunen, drounen, earlier drunknen, druncnien, AS. druncnian to be drowned, sink, become drunk, fr. druncen drunken. See Drunken, Drink.]

  2. Drown(verb)

    to overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate

    Etymology: [OE. drunen, drounen, earlier drunknen, druncnien, AS. druncnian to be drowned, sink, become drunk, fr. druncen drunken. See Drunken, Drink.]

  3. Drown(verb)

    to deprive of life by immersion in water or other liquid

    Etymology: [OE. drunen, drounen, earlier drunknen, druncnien, AS. druncnian to be drowned, sink, become drunk, fr. druncen drunken. See Drunken, Drink.]

  4. Drown(verb)

    to overpower; to overcome; to extinguish; -- said especially of sound

    Etymology: [OE. drunen, drounen, earlier drunknen, druncnien, AS. druncnian to be drowned, sink, become drunk, fr. druncen drunken. See Drunken, Drink.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Drown

    drown, v.t. to drench or sink in water: to kill by placing under water: to overpower: to extinguish.—v.t. to be suffocated in water. [A.S. druncnian, to drown—druncen, pa.p. of drincan, to drink. See Drench.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'drown' in Verbs Frequency: #901

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drown in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drown in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of drown in a Sentence

  1. Marcus Wilson:

    We constantly ask ourselves, ‘Is this moving us forward?’ you can easily drown in getting something perfect, as opposed to understanding where you are, having a clear destination or goal and making sure you’re continually moving toward that goal on the product side and the marketing side.

  2. Lori Apple:

    The loud voices of a few drown out the quiet voices of good, hard-working Americans who are not in favor of these kinds of measures. it makes sense to have a wall.

  3. Alan Watts:

    To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.

  4. Cometan:

    I rush to the church to drown out the noise of this world.

  5. Justin Chase Campbell:

    Sometimes you have to drown to keep someone else above water.

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