To drown up
Drown Drown, v. t. 1. To overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate. ``They drown the land.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To deprive of life by immersion in water or other liquid. [1913 Webster]

3. To overpower; to overcome; to extinguish; -- said especially of sound. [1913 Webster]

Most men being in sensual pleasures drowned. --Sir J. Davies. [1913 Webster]

My private voice is drowned amid the senate. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

{To drown up}, to swallow up. [Obs.] --Holland. [1913 Webster]


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  • Drown — Drown, v. t. 1. To overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate. They drown the land. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To deprive of life by immersion in water or other liquid. [1913 Webster] 3. To overpower; to overcome; to extinguish; said especially… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drown\ one's\ sorrows — • drown one s sorrows • drown one s troubles v. phr. informal To drink liquor to try to forget something unhappy. When his wife was killed in an auto accident, Mr. Green tried to drown his sorrows in whiskey. When Fred lost his job and had to… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • drown\ one's\ troubles — • drown one s sorrows • drown one s troubles v. phr. informal To drink liquor to try to forget something unhappy. When his wife was killed in an auto accident, Mr. Green tried to drown his sorrows in whiskey. When Fred lost his job and had to… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • drown one's sorrows — or[drown one s troubles] {v. phr.}, {informal} To drink liquor to try to forget something unhappy. * /When his wife was killed in an auto accident, Mr. Green tried to drown his sorrows in whiskey./ * /When Fred lost his job and had to give up his …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drown one's sorrows — or[drown one s troubles] {v. phr.}, {informal} To drink liquor to try to forget something unhappy. * /When his wife was killed in an auto accident, Mr. Green tried to drown his sorrows in whiskey./ * /When Fred lost his job and had to give up his …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drown — (v.) c.1300, trans. and intrans., perhaps from an unrecorded derivative word of O.E. druncnian (M.E. druncnen) be swallowed up by water (originally of ships as well as living things), probably from the base of drincan to drink. Modern form is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • drown — 01. Two local men have [drowned] after the canoe they were in flipped over in high seas off the coast today. 02. My son loves ketchup, so he always [drowns] his French fries in the stuff. 03. The victim committed suicide by [drowning] himself in… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • drown — Synonyms and related words: OD, asphyxiate, baptize, be clobbered, be felled, be killed, be poleaxed, be staggered, be stricken, bottle up, burke, bury, censor, choke, choke off, clamp down on, come to grief, cork, cork up, crack down on, crush,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • drown — v 1. go down, go under, sink, descend to Davy Jones locker, perish at sea, descend to a watery grave. 2. submerge, submerse, immerse, engulf; flood, inundate, deluge, drench, swamp. 3. overpower, overwhelm, overcome; deaden, stifle, muffle,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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