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English verb: drown

1. drown (contact) cover completely or make imperceptible


SamplesI was drowned in work.
The noise drowned out her speech.


Synonymsoverwhelm, submerge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cover, spread over

2. drown (change) get rid of as if by submerging


SamplesShe drowned her trouble in alcohol.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)do away with, eliminate, extinguish, get rid of

3. drown (change) die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating


SamplesThe child drowned in the lake.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)buy the farm, cash in one's chips, choke, conk, croak, decease, die, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff it

4. drown (change) kill by submerging in water


SamplesHe drowned the kittens.


ExamplesThey want to drown the prisoners


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)kill

5. drown (stative) be covered with or submerged in a liquid


SamplesThe meat was swimming in a fatty gravy.


Synonymsswim


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)be









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