drown

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Verb[change]

Plain form
drown

Third-person singular
drowns

Past tense
drowned

Past participle
drowned

Present participle
drowning

  1. (transitive & intransitive) To drown is an action where someone is struggling in water.
    I remembered when I was young, I nearly drowned in the lake near my house.
  2. (transitive) The effect of drowning can also be produced intentionally.
  3. (transitive) If you drown something, you lose, make hard to find or unnoticeable in a great mass.
    The CIA collects so much information that the actual answers it should seek are often drowned in the flood of reports.