verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- 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.
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Origin of drown
OTHER WORDS FROM drowndrowner, nounhalf-drowned, adjectivehalf-drowning, adjectiveun·drowned, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for drown
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.
I remarked that the one containing the chief priest had fallen into a rivulet, as if fate was not tired of drowning him.The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan|James Morier
From a distance came the low rumble of thunder, drowning out many other sounds.The Putnam Hall Rebellion|Arthur M. Winfield
Thy great seal to all the world, the rainbow, that secured the world for ever from drowning, was but a reflection upon a cloud.Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions|John Donne
His trousers luckily came off clear, and he swam to the surface, bringing the drowning man with him.
An Indian legend pours cruel scorn upon this childlike megalomania: A fox had fallen into a stream and was drowning.Morals and the Evolution of Man|Max Simon Nordau
British Dictionary definitions for drown
Derived forms of drowndrowner, noun
Word Origin for drown
Idioms and Phrases with drown
In addition to the idioms beginning with drown
- drown one's sorrows
- drown out
- like a drowned rat