drowning

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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.