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English definition of “drown”

drown

verb uk   /draʊn/ us  

drown verb (DIE)

B2 [I or T] to (cause to) die by being unable to breathe underwater: He drowned in a boating accident. Many animals were drowned by the tidal wave.Death and dyingKillingMurder and attempted murder

drown verb (COVER)

[T] to cover or be covered, especially with a liquid: A whole valley was drowned when the river was dammed.disapproving He drowned his food in/with tomato sauce.Enclosing, surrounding and immersing
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