Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb drown

5 senses of drown

Sense 1
submerge, drown, overwhelm -- (cover completely or make imperceptible; "I was drowned in work"; "The noise drowned out her speech")
       => cover, spread over -- (form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave")
          Phrasal Verb-> drown out#1

Sense 2
drown -- (get rid of as if by submerging; "She drowned her trouble in alcohol")
       => extinguish, eliminate, get rid of, do away with -- (terminate, end, or take out; "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts")

Sense 3
drown -- (die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating; "The child drowned in the lake")
       => die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it -- (pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102")

Sense 4
drown -- (kill by submerging in water; "He drowned the kittens")
       => kill -- (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays")

Sense 5
swim, drown -- (be covered with or submerged in a liquid; "the meat was swimming in a fatty gravy")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

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