One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he was shipwrecked, and very nearly drowned’
suffocate in water, inhale water
go to a watery grave
informal go to Davy Jones's locker
2‘when the ice melted, the valleys were drowned’
flood, submerge, immerse, inundate, deluge, swamp, engulf, drench, soak, cover, saturate
3‘his voice was drowned by the clatter of footsteps’
make inaudible, drown out, be louder than, overpower, overwhelm, overcome, override, engulf, swallow up, devour, bury
muffle, deaden, stifle, wipe out, extinguish, silence
4‘she had spent every waking hour working, trying to drown her private pain’
suppress, deaden, stifle, restrain, smother, bottle up, hold back, keep back, check, keep in check, curb, contain, bridle, put a lid on
extinguish, quash, quench, obliterate, wipe out, get rid of
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