submerge, drown, overwhelm(verb)
cover completely or make imperceptible
"I was drowned in work"; "The noise drowned out her speech"
get rid of as if by submerging
"She drowned her trouble in alcohol"
die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating
"The child drowned in the lake"
kill by submerging in water
"He drowned the kittens"
be covered with or submerged in a liquid
"the meat was swimming in a fatty gravy"
To be suffocated in water or other fluid; to perish by such suffocation.
To deprive of life by immersion in water or other liquid.
To overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate.
To overpower; to overcome; to extinguish; said especially of sound; usually in the form "to drown out"
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.
Origin: Origin uncertain.
to be suffocated in water or other fluid; to perish in water
to overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate
to deprive of life by immersion in water or other liquid
to overpower; to overcome; to extinguish; -- said especially of sound
Origin: [OE. drunen, drounen, earlier drunknen, druncnien, AS. druncnian to be drowned, sink, become drunk, fr. druncen drunken. See Drunken, Drink.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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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Rank popularity for the word 'drown' in Verbs Frequency: #901
The numerical value of drown in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of drown in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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- давя, потапям, заглушавам, давя се, удавям се, заливамBulgarian
- ofegar, submergirCatalan, Valencian
- přehlušit, utopit, potopitCzech
- ertrinken, überwältigen, ertränkenGerman
- πνίγομαι, πνίγωGreek
- ahogarse, ahogarSpanish
- hukkua, hukuttaa, upottaa, hukuttautua, peittääFinnish
- bàthScottish Gaelic
- affogare, sommergere, annegare, coprireItalian
- 水死, 溺らす, 溺死, 溺れる, 圧倒Japanese
- 물에 뼈져 죽다Korean
- skęsti, grimztiLithuanian
- verzuipen, verdrinken, overspoelen, overweldigenDutch
- tonąć, utopićPolish
- тонуть, утонуть, топить, утопить, заглушать, потонуть, затоплять, затопить, заглушитьRussian
- dränka, drunknaSwedish
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