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drown

 (droun)
v. drowned, drown·ing, drowns
v.tr.
1. To kill by submerging and suffocating in water or another liquid.
2. To drench thoroughly or cover with or as if with a liquid.
3. To deaden one's awareness of; blot out: people who drowned their troubles in drink.
4. To muffle or mask (a sound) by a louder sound: screams that were drowned out by the passing train.
v.intr.
To die by suffocating in water or another liquid.
Idiom:
drown (one's) sorrow/sorrows
To try to forget one's troubles by drinking alcohol.

[Middle English drounen, probably of Scandinavian origin; see dhreg- in Indo-European roots.]

drown

(draʊn)
vb
1. to die or kill by immersion in liquid
2. (tr) to destroy or get rid of as if by submerging: he drowned his sorrows in drink.
3. (tr) to drench thoroughly; inundate; flood
4. (sometimes foll by: out) to render (a sound) inaudible by making a loud noise
[C13: probably from Old English druncnian; related to Old Norse drukna to be drowned]
ˈdrowner n

drown

(draʊn)

v.i.
1. to die of suffocation under water or other liquid.
v.t.
2. to kill by submerging under water or other liquid.
3. to destroy or get rid of by immersion: to drown one's troubles in drink.
4. to flood or inundate with water or liquid; drench; soak.
5. to overwhelm so as to render inaudible, as by a louder sound (often fol. by out).
6. drown in,
a. to be overwhelmed by.
b. to be covered with or enveloped in.
[1250–1300; Middle English drounnen, Old English druncnian]
drown′er, n.

drown

When someone drowns, they die because their head is under water and they cannot breathe. You can either say that someone drowns or that they are drowned. There is no difference in meaning.

She had fallen into the sea and drowned.
They jumped in the river and were drowned.

drown


Past participle: drowned
Gerund: drowning

Imperative
drown
drown
Present
I drown
you drown
he/she/it drowns
we drown
you drown
they drown
Preterite
I drowned
you drowned
he/she/it drowned
we drowned
you drowned
they drowned
Present Continuous
I am drowning
you are drowning
he/she/it is drowning
we are drowning
you are drowning
they are drowning
Present Perfect
I have drowned
you have drowned
he/she/it has drowned
we have drowned
you have drowned
they have drowned
Past Continuous
I was drowning
you were drowning
he/she/it was drowning
we were drowning
you were drowning
they were drowning
Past Perfect
I had drowned
you had drowned
he/she/it had drowned
we had drowned
you had drowned
they had drowned
Future
I will drown
you will drown
he/she/it will drown
we will drown
you will drown
they will drown
Future Perfect
I will have drowned
you will have drowned
he/she/it will have drowned
we will have drowned
you will have drowned
they will have drowned
Future Continuous
I will be drowning
you will be drowning
he/she/it will be drowning
we will be drowning
you will be drowning
they will be drowning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been drowning
you have been drowning
he/she/it has been drowning
we have been drowning
you have been drowning
they have been drowning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been drowning
you will have been drowning
he/she/it will have been drowning
we will have been drowning
you will have been drowning
they will have been drowning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been drowning
you had been drowning
he/she/it had been drowning
we had been drowning
you had been drowning
they had been drowning
Conditional
I would drown
you would drown
he/she/it would drown
we would drown
you would drown
they would drown
Past Conditional
I would have drowned
you would have drowned
he/she/it would have drowned
we would have drowned
you would have drowned
they would have drowned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.drown - cover completely or make imperceptible; "I was drowned in work"; "The noise drowned out her speech"
spread over, cover - form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave"
drown out - make imperceptible; "The noise from the ice machine drowned out the music"
2.drown - get rid of as if by submerging; "She drowned her trouble in alcohol"
do away with, eliminate, get rid of, extinguish - terminate, end, or take out; "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts"
3.drown - die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating; "The child drowned in the lake"
croak, decease, die, drop dead, buy the farm, cash in one's chips, give-up the ghost, kick the bucket, pass away, perish, snuff it, pop off, expire, conk, exit, choke, go, pass - pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
4.drown - kill by submerging in water; "He drowned the kittens"
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
5.drown - be covered with or submerged in a liquid; "the meat was swimming in a fatty gravy"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"

drown

verb
1. go down, go under, go to a watery grave, go to Davy Jones's locker, die under water He drowned during a storm.
2. drench, flood, soak, steep, swamp, saturate, engulf, submerge, immerse, inundate, deluge the country would be drowned in blood
3. overwhelm, overcome, wipe out, overpower, obliterate, swallow up, be louder than His words were soon drowned by amplified police sirens.
Quotations
"I was much farther out than you thought"
"And not waving but drowning" [Stevie Smith Not Waving But Drowning]

drown

verb
To flow over completely:
Translations
يَغْرَقُيَكْتُمُ الصَّوْتغرق
utopitpřekrýt
drukneoverdøve
hukkuahukuttaahukuttautuapeittääupottaa
utopiti se
elfojtvízbe fullad v. fojt
drukkna; drekkjayfirgnæfa
溺死する
익사하다
nuskandintinuskęstinustelbtiskandintiskęsti
apslāpētnoslīcinātnoslīktslīkt
prehlušiťutopiť
utopiti se
drunknadränka
จมน้ำ
chết đuối

drown

[draʊn]
A. VT
1. [+ people, animals] → ahogar; [+ land] → inundar
to drown o.sahogarse
a boy was drowned here yesterdayun chico se ahogó ayer aquí
like a drowned ratcalado hasta los huesos
2. (also drown out) [+ sound] → ahogar
his cries were drowned by the noise of the wavessus gritos se perdieron en el estruendo de las olas
see also sorrow A
B. VIahogarse, perecer ahogado
a boy drowned here yesterdayun chico se ahogó or pereció ahogado ayer aquí

drown

[ˈdraʊn]
vt
(= kill) → noyer
to be drowned [+ person, animal] → se noyer
to drown one's sorrows (= drink a lot) → noyer son chagrin
(also drown out) [+ sound] → couvrir
vi (= die) → se noyer
A boy drowned here yesterday → Un garçon s'est noyé ici hier.

drown

viertrinken
vt
person, animalertränken; to be drownedertrinken; he looks like a drowned rat (inf)er sieht wie eine gebadete Maus aus (inf); to drown one’s sorrows (in drink)seine Sorgen (im Alkohol) ertränken; to drown one’s whiskyseinen Whisky verwässern
(= submerge, flood) landüberschwemmen, überfluten
(= render inaudible: also drown out) noise, voiceübertönen; speakerniederschreien

drown

[draʊn]
1. vt (people, animals) → affogare, annegare; (land) → allagare (also drown out) (sound) → coprire
you look like a drowned rat (fam) → sei tutto fradicio!
2. vi (also to be drowned) → annegare, affogare

drown

(draun) verb
1. to (cause to) sink in water and so suffocate and die. He drowned in the river; He tried to drown the cat.
2. to cause (a sound) not to be heard by making a louder sound. His voice was drowned by the roar of the traffic.

drown

يَغْرَقُ utopit (se) drukne ertrinken πνίγω ahogar hukkua se noyer utopiti se affogare 溺死する 익사하다 verdrinken drukne utopić się afogar тонуть drunkna จมน้ำ suda boğulmak chết đuối 溺水

drown

v. ahogar; anegar; sumergir; sofocar; ahogarse.

drown

vt, vi ahogar(se)
References in classic literature ?
The scouts departed; strong guards preceded and followed the lumbering vehicles that bore the baggage; and before the gray light of the morning was mellowed by the rays of the sun, the main body of the combatants wheeled into column, and left the encampment with a show of high military bearing, that served to drown the slumbering apprehensions of many a novice, who was now about to make his first essay in arms.
His only resource on such occasions, either to drown thought or drive away evil spirits, was to sing psalm tunes and the good people of Sleepy Hollow, as they sat by their doors of an evening, were often filled with awe at hearing his nasal melody, "in linked sweetness long drawn out," floating from the distant hill, or along the dusky road.
Hear I the roaring streams from Pirohitee's peak of spears, when they leap down the crags and drown the villages?
Suppose he should take it into his head to duck you, though -- yes, and drown you --what then?
If I have unjustly wrested a plank from a drowning man, I must restore it to him though I drown myself.
so I 'lowed to drown myself en git out o' my troubles.
Their mothers are afraid they will drown and Aunt M.
I have often sung to drown my sorrow, but seldom to express my happiness.
She might talk on; and if he wanted to say any thing himself, he would only talk louder, and drown her voice.
You would like to catch me tripping in my ready-made science, and you wouldn't object to drown me in the Professor's Tank
Another darkness was closing in as surely, when the church bells, then ringing pleasantly in many an airy steeple over France, should be melted into thundering cannon; when the military drums should be beating to drown a wretched voice, that night all potent as the voice of Power and Plenty, Freedom and Life.
Enough love might have been wrung out of me, metaphorically speaking, to drown anybody in; and yet there would have remained enough within me, and all over me, to pervade my entire existence.