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submerge

(sŭb-mĕrj′) [″ + mergere, to immerse]
To place under water.
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He said people in the city were left with no escape routes after torrential rains on Friday damaged three bridges and made a dam overflow, submerging entire neighbourhoods.
LARKANA, August 25, 2010 (Frontier Star): Intense flood pressure has caused 100 feet wide breaches on either sides of Kirthar canal, submerging more than 25 villages in the locality.