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verb drown pronunciation in British English /draʊn/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydrown
he/she/itdrowns
present participledrowning
past tensedrowned
past participledrowned
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to sink under water and die
    He fell overboard and nearly drowned.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to cover something completely with a liquid, especially in a way that spoils it
    He drowned his cornflakes in milk.
    shellfish drowned in a spicy sauce
  3. 3

    drown

    or

    drown out

    [transitive] to prevent a sound from being heard by making a louder noise
    The music almost drowned the sound of his voice.

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