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drownverb

uk   /draʊn/  us   /draʊn/
  • 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.

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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 boating accident.
to have or experience too much of something: [always + adv/prep] drowning in debt/sorrow
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