Meaning of “submerge” in the English Dictionary

"submerge" in British English

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submergeverb

uk /səbˈmɜːdʒ/ us /səbˈmɝːdʒ/

[ I or T ] to go below or make something go below the surface of the sea or a river or lake:

The submarine submerged when enemy planes were sighted.
She was taken to hospital after being submerged in an icy river for 45 minutes.

[ T ] literary to cover or hide something completely:

She has submerged her identity in the role of photographer's wife and muse.
submersion
noun [ U ] uk /səbˈmɜː.ʃən/ us /səbˈmɝː.ʒən/

The fruit was preserved by submersion in alcohol.

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(Definition of “submerge” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"submerge" in American English

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submergeverb [ I/T ]

us /səbˈmɜrdʒ/

to go below the surface of an area of water:

[ T ] Take a normal breath and completely submerge yourself.
[ I ] Seals exhale so they can submerge more easily.

(Definition of “submerge” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)