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Meaning & Definition of Drown in English





1. Cover completely or make imperceptible

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

2. Get rid of as if by submerging

  • "She drowned her trouble in alcohol"
  • drown

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

  • "The child drowned in the lake"
  • drown

4. Kill by submerging in water

  • "He drowned the kittens"
  • drown

5. Be covered with or submerged in a liquid

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

Examples of using

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
You won't drown if you learn how to swim.
I have to wear earplugs to drown out all the noise from the construction site next door.