- to be overwhelmed by: The company is drowning in bad debts.
- to be covered with or enveloped in: The old movie star was drowning in mink.
Origin of drown
OTHER WORDS FROM drowndrowner, nounhalf-drowned, adjectivehalf-drowning, adjectiveun·drowned, adjective
How to use drown in a sentence
Pa’Lante employs a network of local watchdog groups plugged into the communities it monitors, and creates accurate content that is meant to drown out mis- and disinformation.“It’s been really, really bad”: How Hispanic voters are being targeted by disinformation|Tate Ryan-Mosley|October 12, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Worrisomely, in our current age of anxiety and populist upheaval, such a message of restraint is easily drowned in the din of polarized outrage.
If you didn’t get drowned right away then it was just a matter of holding on and waiting for relief.
As Farah accelerated ahead, the crowd drowned out any chance of hearing the stadium announcers.Inside a secret running program at Nike and a win-at-all-costs corporate culture|Rachel King|October 6, 2020|Fortune
These five mistakes can drown even the most well-implemented YouTube promotion.Five YouTube promotion mistakes that even experienced professionals make|Connie Benton|October 5, 2020|Search Engine Watch
A: Well, I felt more or less like I was drowning, just gasping between life and death.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built|Michael Daly|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They want to hear, even as smaller artists are just dying to be heard, drowning in the streams.Taylor Swift Dumps Spotify, Igniting Turf War Between Spotify and Apple|Dale Eisinger|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
California died in 1997 while rescuing his son from drowning in Hawaii.‘No Stairway, Denied!’ Led Zeppelin Lawsuit Winds on Down the Road|Keith Phipps|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dr. Neal is a spine surgeon who made a trip to heaven while drowning in a kayak accident in South America.
They even alleged that some of the Sunni Muslims they killed were “drowning” in alcohol and drugs and had more than four wives.
If a husband were to see his wife drowning, what single letter of the alphabet would he name?
This man had often escaped drowning, and only recently upon the blessed day of last Pentecost.
A millionaire might offer more for a life belt as a souvenir than a drowning man could pay for it to save his life.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
On the wash-stand a spangled white tulle hat lay drowning in a basin half full of water.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
A fifty-mile breeze lashed us spitefully, tugging at our shirt-sleeves and drowning our voices, while we halted on that pinnacle.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for drown
Derived forms of drowndrowner, noun
Word Origin for drown
Other Idioms and Phrases with drown
In addition to the idioms beginning with drown
- drown one's sorrows
- drown out
- like a drowned rat