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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.]

drowning

(ˈdraʊnɪŋ)
adj
1. on the verge of being drowned
2. a drowning man will clutch at a straw when hope of success is fading, people will try anything, no matter how unlikely it is that it will provide a solution
n
3. an instance of someone's dying when submerged in water and therefore unable to breathe
4. an instance of someone being deliberately submerged in water until they die
Translations

drowning

[ˈdraʊnɪŋ] Nahogo m
drown out VT + ADV [+ voice, sound, words] → ahogar

drowning

adj personertrinkend; a drowning man will clutch at a straw (Prov) → dem Verzweifelten ist jedes Mittel recht
nErtrinken nt; there were three drownings here last yearim letzten Jahr sind hier drei Leute ertrunken

drowning

[ˈdraʊnɪŋ]
1. adjche sta annegando or affogando
2. nannegamento

drown·ing

n. ahogamiento, acción de ahogar o ahogarse.
References in classic literature ?
They tried to make their way forward to the opposite bank and, though there was a ford one third of a mile away, were proud that they were swimming and drowning in this river under the eyes of the man who sat on the log and was not even looking at what they were doing.
I wondered if a practiced swimmer like myself had ever tried to commit suicide by drowning, and had been so resolute to die that he had resisted the temptation to let his own skill keep him from sinking.
On the lonely shores of Greenwater Broad the cry of a drowning man would bring no help at night.
It was believed that the search for the bodies had been a fruitless effort merely because the drowning must have occurred in mid- channel, since the boys, being good swimmers, would otherwise have escaped to shore.
If Miss Cornelia had announced her intention of going out to the channel and drowning herself the thing might have been believable.
I've been brought out o' drowning, and I can't be drowned.
AN ANT went to the bank of a river to quench its thirst, and being carried away by the rush of the stream, was on the point of drowning.
At the turn of the millennium, drowning was the third leading cause of unintentional injury-related death globally, with an estimated mortality rate of 7.
Summary: Call to make curriculum change follows drowning of 4 boys in Abu Dhabi last week
KARACHI -- At least 12 people have died by drowning at the Hawks Bay beach in Karachi, rescue sources said Saturday afternoon.
KARACHI -- The provincial government on Wednesday has imposed a ban on swimming at beaches of the metropolis under Section 144 after the death toll due to drowning rose to eight in last 24 hours.
Separate cases of drowning also piled up during Holy Week's two holiest days.