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drown

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Death, Water, Colours & sounds
drowndrown /draʊn/ ●●○ verb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [intransitive, transitive]MXTTW to die from being under water for too long, or to kill someone in this way πŸ”Š Many people drowned when the boat overturned. πŸ”Š Jane was drowned in the river.drown yourself πŸ”Š Depressed, Peter tried to drown himself.2 (also drown out) [transitive]C if a loud noise drowns out another sound, it prevents it from being heard πŸ”Š A train blew its whistle and drowned his voice. πŸ”Š The noise of the battle was drowned out by his aircraft’s engine.3 [transitive]COVERLIQUID to cover something, especially food, with more liquid than is necessary or nicedrown something in something πŸ”Š The fish was drowned in a rich sauce.4 [intransitive, transitive] to have a very strong feeling or a serious problem that is difficult to deal withdrown in πŸ”Š Relief agencies are drowning in frustration. πŸ”Š The country is drowning in debt.5 β†’ drown your sorrows
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Examples from the Corpus
drownβ€’ He was shipping water at a furious rate and could plainly see that he was drowning.β€’ I was almost drowned a dozen times; was nearly boiled alive and just missed being cremated.β€’ He nearly drowned before friends rescued him.β€’ She let him drown her in the deep water, too weak even to raise her hands to cling to him.β€’ I mean, she's rejected by the man she loves and drowns herself rather than live without him.β€’ He accused his brother of trying to drown him.β€’ The country is drowning in debt.β€’ I was drowned in the Old Woman Fork at the age of twenty-nine.β€’ The tears rolling off her chin on to her fingers, she sang louder; drowning out her other noises.β€’ The floods drowned scores of livestock.β€’ Maurus saved the young Placid from drowning, which may or may not explain bis patronage.drown yourselfβ€’ A girl had murdered two small children whom she was babysitting for, and had then drowned herself.β€’ He had tried to save one of his sheep from drowning in the river, and he drowned himself.β€’ He was drowning himself in booze and self-pity.β€’ Beware, however, of drowning yourself in pages of notes.β€’ But one night Hilda drowned herself in the lake, just as she had threatened to do.β€’ Should I drown myself in the Vistula?β€’ She must not drown herself, it said.β€’ I mean, she's rejected by the man she loves and drowns herself rather than live without him.
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Verb table
drown
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydrown
he, she, itdrowns
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydrowned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave drowned
he, she, ithas drowned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad drowned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill drown
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have drowned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam drowning
he, she, itis drowning
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you, we, theyare drowning
Past
I, he, she, itwas drowning
you, we, theywere drowning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been drowning
he, she, ithas been drowning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been drowning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be drowning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been drowning
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