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Definition 1: die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating - [verb of change]

Samples where drown or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The child drowned in the lake

(drown is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 2: kill by submerging in water - [verb of change]

Samples where drown or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He drowned the kittens

(drown is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 3: get rid of as if by submerging - [verb of change]

Samples where drown or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She drowned her trouble in alcohol

(drown is a kind of ...) terminate, end, or take out

"Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics" "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs" "eliminate my debts"

Definition 4: cover completely or make imperceptible - [verb of contact]

Samples where drown or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I was drowned in work
  • The noise drowned out her speech

Synonyms for drown in the sense of this definition

(drown is a kind of ...) form a cover over

"The grass covered the grave"

Definition 5: be in danger of dying from submersion in a liquid and asphyxiation - [verb of motion]

Samples where drown or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the divers saved the drowning child

(drown is a kind of ...) sink below the surface; go under or as if under water

Definition 6: be covered with or submerged in a liquid - [verb of stative]

Samples where drown or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the meat was swimming in a fatty gravy

Synonyms for drown in the sense of this definition

(drown is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

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