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Meaning of “watery grave” in the English Dictionary

"watery grave" in British English

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watery grave

literary death by drowning (= ​dying because you cannot ​breatheunderwater): It was off the ​coast of Italy that Shelley went to his watery ​grave.
(Definition of watery grave from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “watery grave”
in Chinese (Simplified) 溺水而亡…
in Chinese (Traditional) 溺水而亡…
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