Dixon turned on the air conditioner and radio, both full blast, to drown out the thumping.
Watching her drown her sorrows in hooch and then get beat up by Crazy Eyes in the showers was ghastly…but great television.
It seems like, since we live in the sound bite era, grabby headlines like “EBOLA” and “ISIS” tend to drown out those numbers.
Writes Wilkinson, “When asked what he would do if his balloon came down in the water with no one around, he said, ‘drown.’ ”
But, she dog-paddled furiously, thrashed about, made a lot of waves, and managed not to drown.
The nickerman is so powerful that, if once he gets you, he can drown you in a teaspoon of water!
But are you voluble enough to drown all sense in a torrent of words?
They have scuttled the boat, Hugh, and mean to drown us like rats; the cowards.
Peter might not be dead; what should he say to Margaret if he left him there to drown?
And will she cry, do you think—for we have no pipes to drown her screams?
c.1300, transitive and intransitive, perhaps from an unrecorded derivative word of Old English druncnian (Middle English druncnen) "be swallowed up by water" (originally of ships as well as living things), probably from the base of drincan "to drink."
Modern form is from northern England dialect, probably influenced by Old Norse drukna "be drowned." Related: Drowned; drowning.
(Ex. 15:4; Amos 8:8; Heb. 11:29). Drowning was a mode of capital punishment in use among the Syrians, and was known to the Jews in the time of our Lord. To this he alludes in Matt. 18:6.