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drown

verb
 
 
/draʊn/
DIE [I, T] to die because you are under water and cannot breathe, or to kill someone in this way: Two people drowned in a boating accident yesterday.Murder and attempted murderKillingDeath and dyingKillingMurder and attempted murder
COVER [T] ( also drown out) If a loud noise drowns the sound of something else, it prevents that sound from being heard: His voice was drowned out by the traffic.Enclosing, surrounding and immersing
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