drown /ˈdraʊn/ 動詞
Drown v. i. [imp. & p. p. Drowned p. pr. & vb. n. Drowning.] To be suffocated in water or other fluid; to perish in water.
Methought, what pain it was to drown. --Shak.
Drown, v. t.
1. To overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate. “They drown the land.”
2. To deprive of life by immersion in water or other liquid.
3. To overpower; to overcome; to extinguish; -- said especially of sound.
Most men being in sensual pleasures drowned. --Sir J. Davies.
My private voice is drowned amid the senate. --Addison.
To drown up, to swallow up. [Obs.]
v 1: cover completely or make imperceptible; "I was drowned in
work"; "The noise drowned out her speech" [syn: submerge,
2: get rid of as if by submerging; "She drowned her trouble in
3: die from being submerged in water, getting water into the
lungs, and asphyxiating; "The child drowned in the lake"
4: kill by submerging in water; "He drowned the kittens"
(Ex. 15:4; Amos 8:8; Heb. 11:29). Drowning was a mode of capital
punishment in use among the Syrians, and was known to the Jews
in the time of our Lord. To this he alludes in Matt. 18:6.