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verb drown pronunciation in American English /draʊn/
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present tense
present participledrowning
past tensedrowned
past participledrowned
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to sink under water and die
    1. a.
      [transitive] to kill someone by pushing them under water
  2. 2
    [transitive] to cover something completely with a liquid, especially in a way that spoils it
  3. 3



    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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