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Overview of verb drown

The verb drown has 5 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (3) submerge, drown, overwhelm

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

2. (2) drown

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

3. (2) drown

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

4. (1) drown

(kill by submerging in water; "He drowned the kittens")

5. swim, drown

(be covered with or submerged in a liquid; "the meat was swimming in a fatty gravy") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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