submerge, drown, overwhelmverb
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.
Etymology: Origin uncertain.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from drunden, below, German, Skinner, from druncnian , Saxon, Mr. Lye.
They would soon drown those that refused to swim down the popular stream. Charles I .
When of God’s image only eight he found
Snatch’d from the wat’ry grave, and sav’d from nations drown’d. Matthew Prior.
Or so much as it needs
To dew the sovereign flower, and drown the weeds. William Shakespeare.
Galleys might be drowned in the harbour with the great ordnance, before they could be rigged. Richard Knolles, History.
Betwixt the prince and parliament we stand,
The barriers of the state on either hand:
May neither overflow, for then they drown the land. Dry.
Most men being in sensual pleasures drown’d,
It seems their souls but in their senses are. Davies.
Who cometh next will not follow that course, however good, which his predecessors held, for doubt to have his doings drowned in another man’s praise. Edmund Spenser, on Ireland.
To think that the brightness of the sun’s body above doth drown our discerning of the lesser lights, is a popular errour. Henry Wotton, Architecture.
My private voice is drown’d amid’ the senate. Joseph Addison, Cato.
Some aged man, who lives this act to see,
And who in former times remember’d me,
May say, the son, in fortitude and fame,
Outgoes the mark, and drowns his father’s name. Dryden.
To be suffocated in the waters.
There be, that keep them out of fire, and yet was never burned; that beware of water, and yet was never nigh drowning. Roger Ascham, Schoolmaster.
Methought what pain it was to drown!
What dreadful noise of waters in my ears!
What sights of ugly death within mine eyes! William Shakespeare, R. III.
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
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
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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British National Corpus
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
The only thing I was thinking of was, I don't want my son to drown, I don't want my son to drown. I just wanted to keep him up, so I just held onto that pram as long as I could.
1. And I see how people in the ocean, someone knows how to swim (survive), and someone uses a friend, relative, loved one or a loved one as a lifeline, that is, drowns him so as not to drown and breathe air. 2. Desires are sweet madness, small, unconscious steps towards death. A ready-made path of the subconscious to inevitability. 3. The cynical blindness of indifference that devalued death, here the conscience is just a guide. 4. 1. Death has depreciated, it has become a formality and politeness. 2. Love is a hormonal fantasy of passion, over time it turns into fidelity. 3. Love is libido, testosterone, potency. When everything dries up, only loyalty remains. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich
Let me fly with the wings of love or let me drown and die in the love.
Although we do not formally forecast OPEC oil production, in a scenario whereby Iran adds 600,000 bpd to the market by mid-year and other members maintain current output, global oil supply could exceed demand by 1.5 million bpd in the first half of 2016, while the pace of stock-building eases in the second half of the year as supply from non-OPEC producers falls, unless something changes, the oil market could drown in over-supply. So the answer to our question is an emphatic yes. It could go lower.
Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains they drown in every drop.
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- заливам, удавям се, давя се, заглушавам, потапям, давяBulgarian
- submergir, ofegarCatalan, Valencian
- přehlušit, potopit, utopitCzech
- überwältigen, ertränken, ertrinkenGerman
- πνίγομαι, πνίγωGreek
- ahogar, ahogarseSpanish
- peittää, hukuttautua, hukkua, hukuttaa, upottaaFinnish
- bàthScottish Gaelic
- annegare, coprire, affogare, sommergereItalian
- 溺れる, 溺死, 圧倒, 水死, 溺らすJapanese
- 물에 뼈져 죽다Korean
- skęsti, grimztiLithuanian
- verdrinken, verzuipen, overspoelen, overweldigenDutch
- utopić, tonąćPolish
- тонуть, заглушить, затопить, затоплять, потонуть, заглушать, утонуть, топить, утопитьRussian
- dränka, drunknaSwedish
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