drown something out

cause something to not be seen or heard by overpowering it (i.e. with noise or commotion)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • drown something out — make inaudible by being much louder. → drown …   English new terms dictionary

  • drown — verb 1》 die or kill through submersion in water. 2》 submerge or flood (an area). 3》 (usu. drown something out) make inaudible by being much louder. Phrases drown one s sorrows forget one s problems by getting drunk. Origin ME (orig. northern):… …   English new terms dictionary

  • drown*/ — [draʊn] verb 1) to sink under water and die Thirty people drowned when the boat sank in a storm.[/ex] 2) [T] to kill someone by pushing them under water 3) [T] to cover something completely with a liquid shellfish drowned in a spicy sauce[/ex] 4) …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • drown — [draun] v [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language] 1.) [I and T] to die from being under water for too long, or to kill someone in this way ▪ Many people drowned when the boat overturned. ▪ Jane was drowned in the river.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • drown out something — drown out (something) to make it impossible to hear something. The plane was flying so low, the roar of its engines drowned out our conversation …   New idioms dictionary

  • drown out — (something) to make it impossible to hear something. The plane was flying so low, the roar of its engines drowned out our conversation …   New idioms dictionary

  • drown — [ draun ] verb ** 1. ) intransitive to sink under water and die: He fell overboard and nearly drowned. a ) transitive to kill someone by pushing them under water 2. ) transitive to cover something completely with a liquid, especially in a way… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • drown — [[t]dra͟ʊn[/t]] drowns, drowning, drowned 1) V ERG When someone drowns or is drowned, they die because they have gone or been pushed under water and cannot breathe. Forty eight people have drowned after their boat capsized during a storm... A… …   English dictionary

  • Something Happened in Bali — Infobox kdrama/Header title name = Something Happened in Bali size = 200px caption = Screen shot for Something Happened in Bali ko name = 발리에서 생긴 일 ko name trans = Balli eseo Saenggin IlInfobox kdrama genre = Drama producer = Kim Yang network =… …   Wikipedia

  • drown — verb 1 (I, T) to die from being under water for too long or to kill someone in this way: The woman drowned while swimming in the sea. 2 also drown out (T) to prevent a sound from being heard by making a loud noise: His voice was drowned out by… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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