It is installing speakers on the streets to drown out our cries of “down with the dictator” with cries of “down with the USA.”
This is the only way to drown out the noise of the fifty stray cats that cry outside his window.
Dixon turned on the air conditioner and radio, both full blast, to drown out the thumping.
She was the one who put her hands over her ears to drown out the noise of the crowd on the Buckingham Palace balcony.
When a houseguest plays music loud enough to drown out her voice, she turns to index cards.
Successive waves of immigration can drown out the sharply defined character of a people.
The sound of the cannon,” he answered evasively, “will drown out what we do.
I tried to drown out some, and poured several barrels of water into a hole without bringing any out.
Toglet drank copiously, as if to drown out the memory of what had occurred.
A minute routine pressed upon him, and he had suffered that routine to swamp his perspective, to drown out his fires.
c.1300, transitive and intransitive, perhaps from an unrecorded derivative word of Old English druncnian (Middle English 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 from northern England dialect, probably influenced by Old Norse drukna "be drowned." Related: Drowned; drowning.