drown Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “drown” in the English Dictionary

"drown" in British English

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uk   us   /draʊn/

drown verb (DIE)

B2 [I or T] to (​cause to) ​die by being ​unable to ​breatheunderwater: He drowned in a ​boatingaccident. Many ​animals were drowned by the ​tidalwave.
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drown verb (COVER)

[T] to ​cover or be ​covered, ​especially with a ​liquid: A ​wholevalley was drowned when the ​river was ​dammed.disapproving He drowned his ​food in/withtomatosauce.
(Definition of drown from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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drownverb [I/T]

 us   /drɑʊn/
to ​die by being under ​water and ​unable to ​breathe, or to ​kill someone by causing this to ​happen: [I] He drowned in a ​boatingaccident. to have or ​experience too much of something: [always + adv/prep] drowning in ​debt/​sorrow
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