Associations to the word «Drown»


DROWN, verb. (intransitive) To be suffocated in water or other fluid; to perish by such suffocation.
DROWN, verb. (transitive) To deprive of life by immersion in water or other liquid.
DROWN, verb. (transitive) To overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate.
DROWN, verb. (transitive) To overpower; to overcome; to extinguish; — said especially of sound; usually in the form "to drown out".
DROWN, verb. (transitive) To lose, make hard to find or unnoticeable in an abundant mass.
DROWN ONE'S SORROWS, verb. To drink heavily to commiserate oneself
DROWN OUT, verb. (idiomatic) To cover, obscure, or hide by being louder than.

Dictionary definition

DROWN, verb. Cover completely or make imperceptible; "I was drowned in work"; "The noise drowned out her speech".
DROWN, verb. Get rid of as if by submerging; "She drowned her trouble in alcohol".
DROWN, verb. Die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating; "The child drowned in the lake".
DROWN, verb. Kill by submerging in water; "He drowned the kittens".
DROWN, verb. Be covered with or submerged in a liquid; "the meat was swimming in a fatty gravy".

Wise words

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