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Meaning & Definition of Drown in English

English

Drown

/draʊn/

verb

1. Cover completely or make imperceptible

  • "I was drowned in work"
  • "The noise drowned out her speech"
    synonym:
  • submerge
  • ,
  • drown
  • ,
  • overwhelm

2. Get rid of as if by submerging

  • "She drowned her trouble in alcohol"
    synonym:
  • drown

3. Die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating

  • "The child drowned in the lake"
    synonym:
  • drown

4. Kill by submerging in water

  • "He drowned the kittens"
    synonym:
  • drown

5. Be covered with or submerged in a liquid

  • "The meat was swimming in a fatty gravy"
    synonym:
  • swim
  • ,
  • drown