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English verb: submerge

1. submerge (motion) sink below the surface; go under or as if under water


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)go down, go under, settle, sink

Narrower (hyponym)dive

2. submerge (contact) cover completely or make imperceptible

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

Synonymsdrown, overwhelm

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

Broader (hypernym)cover, spread over

3. submerge (contact) put under water

SamplesSubmerge your head completely.


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

Broader (hypernym)immerse, plunge

4. submerge (change) fill or cover completely, usually with water

Synonymsdeluge, inundate

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)flood

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