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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

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How to use drown in a sentence?

  1. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Love's whispers drown out sorrow's echoes.

  2. The IEA:

    Although we do not formally forecast OPEC oil production, in a scenario whereby Iran adds 600,000 bpd to the market by mid-year and other members maintain current output, global oil supply could exceed demand by 1.5 million bpd in the first half of 2016, while the pace of stock-building eases in the second half of the year as supply from non-OPEC producers falls, unless something changes, the oil market could drown in over-supply. So the answer to our question is an emphatic yes. It could go lower.

  3. TLHAKA TLHANKANE:

    Most people live sad lives because they have they have succeeded in designing and perfecting a path to sorrow thinking they are building a road to happiness. I will be happy if I befriend or even marry this rich fool, if I buy this worthless tool, if I sit on this corrupted stool, if I drown and kill myself in a debt pool, if I wear this dirty wool, if I ride on this dangerous bull.

  4. Hays County:

    Turn around, don't drown if you go around a water barrier, there may not be anybody to come help you ... so just don't do that.

  5. Ann Landers:

    People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.

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