They poured the water over my mouth and nose so I had the feeling that I was drowning.
California died in 1997 while rescuing his son from drowning in Hawaii.
They saved the movie from drowning, and became the new Bogart and Bacall.
One afternoon she heads into town to tend to her sister and dies in a drowning accident.
Mayo-laden Salads—Why ruin perfectly lovely cabbage or potatoes by drowning them in mayonnaise?
I could not refuse to save them from drowning: and He who set me my duty blessed the deed.
Only in the cafes there is a clamor of voices and a drowning of care.
Then shall we see if this is a question of drowning or ransom.
"It's a drowning man's straw," he said, a little breathlessly.
Instead of sinking and drowning, she floated, for the wooden dress kept her up.
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.