/ draUn; draJn/ v
(a) [I, Ipr] die in water (or other liquid) because one is unable to breathe 淹死; 溺死: a drowning man 快要淹死的人. (b) [Tn, Tn.pr] kill (a person or animal) in this way 溺死(人或动物): drown a kitten 溺死小猫.
[Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sth (in sth) flood or drench sth 淹没或浸透某物: a drowned valley 淹没的山谷 * He drowned his meal in gravy. 他把饭菜泡在肉汁里.
[Tn, Tn.p] ~ sb/sth (out) (of a sound) be louder than (another sound) and prevent it being heard (指一声音)淹没(另一声音): She turned up the radio to drown (out) the noise of the traffic. 她放大收音机的音量以压过来往车辆的嘈杂声.
(idm 习语) drown one's `sorrows (in drink) (esp joc 尤作戏谑语) get drunk in order to forget one's troubles 藉酒浇愁. (look) like a drowned `rat soaking wet and miserable 湿得像落汤鸡.