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Synonyms for drown
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. submerge, drown, overwhelm(verb)

    cover completely or make imperceptible

    "I was drowned in work"; "The noise drowned out her speech"

    Synonyms:
    sweep over, overcome, flood out, submerge, overtake, inundate, overwhelm, deluge, overpower, overmaster, whelm, swim, submerse

  2. drown(verb)

    get rid of as if by submerging

    "She drowned her trouble in alcohol"

    Synonyms:
    overwhelm, submerge, swim

  3. drown(verb)

    die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating

    "The child drowned in the lake"

    Synonyms:
    overwhelm, submerge, swim

  4. drown(verb)

    kill by submerging in water

    "He drowned the kittens"

    Synonyms:
    overwhelm, submerge, swim

  5. swim, drown(verb)

    be covered with or submerged in a liquid

    "the meat was swimming in a fatty gravy"

    Synonyms:
    overwhelm, submerge, float, swim

Wiktionary

  1. drown(verb)

    Synonyms:
    flood

  2. drown(verb)

    To be suffocated in water or other fluid; to perish by such suffocation.

    Synonyms:
    flood

  3. drown(verb)

    To deprive of life by immersion in water or other liquid.

    Synonyms:
    flood

  4. drown(verb)

    To overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate.

    Synonyms:
    flood

  5. drown(verb)

    To overpower; to overcome; to extinguish; \uE000127932 said especially of sound; usually in the form to drown out

    Synonyms:
    flood

  6. drown(verb)

    To lose, make hard to find or unnoticeable in an abundant mass

    The CIA gathers so much information that the actual answers it should seek are often drowned in the incessant flood of reports, recordings, satellite images etc.

    Synonyms:
    flood

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. drown

    Synonyms:
    sink, immerse, swamp, overwhelm, engulf, deluge, inundate, submerge

    Antonyms:
    dry, drain, expose, air, ventilate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. drown(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    kill by immersing

  2. drown(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    overflow, inundate, deluge, overwhelm, flood

  3. drown(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    overcome, overpower

  4. drown(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be drowned

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. drown(v)

    Synonyms:
    overwhelm, submerge, flood, inundate, deluge

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "drown":

    walnut, drowns, drowned, drone, drowning, sank, submerge, sink

How to pronounce drown?

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How to use drown in a sentence?

  1. Charles De Gaulle:

    Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains they drown in every drop.

  2. Harold Trompetero:

    For a long time we'll need to adapt ourselves to new ways of doing things under these circumstances. If not, we will drown.

  3. RVM:

    Everyday there will be an opportunity to Frown or to Smile, to Drown or to Dance, to be Sad or to be Glad. It's a Choice!

  4. Justin Chase Campbell:

    Sometimes you have to drown to keep someone else above water.

  5. Melissa Flournoy:

    Governor Jindal can not drown out the voices of Louisianans who want access to STI testing, birth control, and lifesaving cancer screenings. We are not going anywhere.


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