- vt. & vi. (使)淹没,(使)溺死 die in water; cover completely with water, especially by a rise in the water level
cover completely or make imperceptible;
"I was drowned in work"
"The noise drowned out her speech"
get rid of as if by submerging;
"She drowned her trouble in alcohol"
die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating;
"The child drowned in the lake"
kill by submerging in water;
"He drowned the kittens"
be covered with or submerged in a liquid;
"the meat was swimming in a fatty gravy"
- The little girl drowned in the river.
- If you can keep your head above water, you won't drown.
- It is cruel to drown the cat in the river.
- The band drowned our conversation.
- She drowned in the river.
- Do cats drown easily?
- A man fell from the bridge and drowned.
- He drowned his pancakes in syrup.
- She drowned herself.
- He drowned the cat.
- The ship sank within minutes, drowning all the passengers on board.
- The dam broke and its water drowned the entire valley.
- He drowned his sorrows in drink.
- He was drowned while trying to rescue a girl in the river.
- The ship sank and several persons were drowned at sea.
- Our voices were drowned by the noise of the machinery.
- drown in (v.+prep.)
陷于,沉浸于 be full of, overcome by lost in (sth)
drown in sth
It is quite possible for a man to drown in his bath.
Most passengers on the Titanic were drowned.
泰坦尼克号上的大部分乘客都淹死了。drown sb/sth in sth
It is cruel to drown a cat in the river.
The pilot was drowned in his plane when it crashed into the North Sea.
飞机在北海坠毁,飞行员淹死在飞机中。drown sth in sth
The crowd drowned his last few words in cheers.
人群的欢呼声淹没了他的最后几句话。drown oneself in sth
For years he has drowned himself in the study of English literature.
多年来,他一直致力于英国文学的研究。drown oneself/sth in sth
He tried to recollect things and drown himself in them.
His face was drowned in tears.
Worn out by their adventures, the climbers are now drowned in sleep.
- drown out (v.+adv.)
(洪水)使(人们)无家可归 make (sb) homeless by flooding
drown sth ⇔ out
The loud cheers drown out his shouts.
Both the speaker and his speech were drowned out by the disapproval of the crowd.
演讲者的话被人群中发出的反对声所淹没。drown sb ⇔ out
Many families were drowned out when the river burst its banks.
- drown house 淹没房子
- drown one's sorrows in drink 借酒浇愁
- drown one's troubles in drink 借酒浇愁
- drown street 淹没街道
- drown voice 淹没声音
I thought..I would drown because of my boots, but I thrashed and fought through the water.出自： E. Hemingway
- drown oneself表示“投水自杀”或“沉浸于”。
- He was drowned by the storm.
- He was drowned in the storm.
误 The boy fell into the river and drowned to the death last night.
正 The boy fell into the river and was drowned last night.
析 drown本身含有“死”的概念,所以加to the death是多余的。
- ☆ 14世纪进入英语，直接源自古英语的drumcnian；最初源自古挪威语的druken，意为淹死。