Dictionary Results for drown


1. drown - verb

· cover completely or make imperceptible; "I was drowned in work"; "The noise drowned out her speech"

Synonym(s): submerge, overwhelm

Hypernym(s): cover, spread_over




2. drown - verb

· get rid of as if by submerging; "She drowned her trouble in alcohol"

Hypernym(s): extinguish, eliminate, get_rid_of, do_away_with




3. drown - verb

· die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating; "The child drowned in the lake"

Hypernym(s): die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass_away, expire, pass, kick_the_bucket, cash_in_one%27s_chips, buy_the_farm, conk, give-up_the_ghost, drop_dead, pop_off, choke, croak, snuff_it




4. drown - verb

· kill by submerging in water; "He drowned the kittens"

Hypernym(s): kill




5. drown - verb

· be covered with or submerged in a liquid; "the meat was swimming in a fatty gravy"

Synonym(s): swim

Hypernym(s): be




6. drown - verb

· be in danger of dying from submersion in a liquid and asphyxiation; "the divers saved the drowning child"

Hypernym(s): submerge, submerse





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