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To die through submersion in and inhalation of water
“The waves thundered around him, and Andover Lashk did his best not to drown.”
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To cover completely with water, as of a flood
“Around the country, the great flood would drown dozens of towns and cities.”
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To soak or wet thoroughly in liquid
Drown the pears in the sweet wine and let them simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.”
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To be, or cause to be, wet or waterlogged
“This is where my thoughts deepen, this bed that I sleep in, where my tears drown the sheets, and my bones weaken.”
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To overwhelm with an excessive amount of something
“My professional position forced me to get right back to business, so I had no choice but to drown myself in work immediately.”
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(figurative) To stifle or suppress a quality or characteristic
“Even the wet rains of the past week were not wet enough to dampen our spirits or drown our enthusiasm.”
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To muffle, deaden or mask the sound of
“She screamed into the pillow pulled over her head to drown the sound.”
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To cover completely with water
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To smother or suffocate someone
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To die or cease living
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To block or clog up a space or opening
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To extinguish a flame or fire
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