HyperDic: drown

English > 6 senses of the word drown:
VERBcontactdrown, submerge, overwhelmcover completely or make imperceptible
changedrownget rid of as if by submerging / submerging
changedrowndie from being submerged / submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating / asphyxiating
changedrownkill by submerging in water
stativedrown, swimbe covered with or submerged in a liquid
motiondrownbe in danger of dying from submersion in a liquid and asphyxiation
drown > pronunciation
Soundsdraw'n
RhymesAllentown ... Youngstown: 56 rhymes with awn...
English > drown: 6 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningCover completely or make imperceptible.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "I was drowned in work"
  • "The noise drowned out her speech"
Synonymssubmerge, overwhelm
Broadercover, spread overform a cover over
See alsodrown outmake imperceptible
Spanishsumergir
English > drown: 6 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningGet rid of as if by submerging / submerging.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"She drowned her trouble in alcohol"
Broaderextinguish, eliminate, get rid of, do away withTerminate, end, or take out
Spanishahogar
Catalanofegar
English > drown: 6 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningdie from being submerged / submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating / asphyxiating.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"The child drowned in the lake"
Broaderdie, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff itPass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain / sustain life
Spanishahogarse
Catalanofegar-se
English > drown: 6 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningkill by submerging in water.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to drown the prisoners
Example"He drowned the kittens"
BroaderkillCause to die
Spanishahogar
Catalanofegar
English > drown: 6 senses > verb 5, stative
MeaningBe covered with or submerged in a liquid.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Synonymswim
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
English > drown: 6 senses > verb 6, motion
MeaningBe in danger of dying from submersion in a liquid and asphyxiation.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example"the divers saved the drowning child"
Broadersubmerge, submersesink below the surface

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