Synonyms for (verb) drown

Synonyms: drown

Definition: die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating

Usage: The child drowned in the lake

Similar words: snuff it, buy the farm, choke, cash in one's chips, pop off, kick the bucket, give-up the ghost, go, pass, pass away, perish, die, decease, conk, drop dead, croak, exit, expire

Definition: pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

Usage: She died from cancer; The children perished in the fire; The patient went peacefully; The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102


Synonyms: drown

Definition: get rid of as if by submerging

Usage: She drowned her trouble in alcohol

Similar words: do away with, eliminate, extinguish, get rid of

Definition: terminate, end, or take out

Usage: Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics; Socialism extinguished these archaic customs; eliminate my debts


Synonyms: drown

Definition: kill by submerging in water

Usage: He drowned the kittens

Similar words: kill

Definition: cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

Usage: This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank; The farmer killed a pig for the holidays


Synonyms: submerge, overwhelm, drown

Definition: cover completely or make imperceptible

Usage: I was drowned in work; The noise drowned out her speech

Similar words: cover, spread over

Definition: form a cover over

Usage: The grass covered the grave


Synonyms: swim, drown

Definition: be covered with or submerged in a liquid

Usage: the meat was swimming in a fatty gravy

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer