Meaning of “watery grave” in the English Dictionary

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"watery grave" in British English

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watery grave


death by drowning (= dying because you cannot breathe underwater):

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)

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