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drown

(droun)
v. drowned, drowning, drowns
v.tr.
1. To kill by submerging and suffocating in water or another liquid.
2. To drench thoroughly or cover with or as if with a liquid.
3. To deaden one's awareness of; blot out: people who drowned their troubles in drink.
4. To muffle or mask (a sound) by a louder sound: screams that were drowned out by the passing train.
v.intr.
To die by suffocating in water or another liquid.
References in classic literature ?
Some years ago, I remember, there was a hearse with two horses returning one dark night, and just by Farmer Sparrow's house, where the pond is close to the road, the wheels went too near the edge, and the hearse was overturned into the water; both the horses were drowned, and the driver hardly escaped.
In two minutes they had their red shirts and helmets on-- they never stirred officially in unofficial costume--and as the mass meeting overhead smashed through the long row of windows and poured out upon the roof of the arcade, the deliverers were ready for them with a powerful stream of water, which washed some of them off the roof and nearly drowned the rest.
A log raft in the river invited him, and he seated himself on its outer edge and contemplated the dreary vastness of the stream, wish- ing, the while, that he could only be drowned, all at once and unconsciously, without undergoing the un- comfortable routine devised by nature.
At this moment Frank began talking so vigorously, that Emma could not but imagine he had overheard his own praises, and did not want to hear more;and the voices of the ladies were drowned for a while, till another suspension brought Mrs.
Sinking below the bird and mast, a drowned corpse glanced through the green water; a fair arm was the only limb clearly visible, whence the bracelet had been washed or torn.
he was saying when I entered: 'you look as dismal as a drowned whelp.
I am very much afraid they threw him into the sea and drowned him.
Where roaring on the ledges the summer ground-swell rolled; I heard them lift the chorus that drowned the breakers' song-- The Beaches of Lukannon--two million voices strong.
He eventually drowned himself in the river Mi-Lo, and in spite of the search made for his body, it was never found.
They impressed upon you the fear of God and Immensity - or, in other words, the fear of being drowned with every circumstance of terrific grandeur.
Their father, Matthias Bede, was drowned in the Willow Brook last night, not far from his own door.
And so it lies happily, Bathing in many A dream of the truth And the beauty of Annie -- Drowned in a bath Of the tresses of Annie.