(to) drown

(to) drown
(to) drown /draʊn/
A v. t.
1 affogare (anche fig.); annegare: He was accused of drowning his wife, è stato accusato di avere annegato la moglie
2 allagare; sommergere: Vast areas of the country were drowned by the flood waters, vaste zone del paese sono state allagate dall'inondazione; a drowned village, un paese sommerso
3 annegare, sommergere (in un liquido): The meat was drowned in a sickly sauce, la carne era annegata in un intingolo disgustoso
4 (anche to drown out) coprire; soffocare: The applause drowned the speaker's voice, gli applausi hanno coperto la voce dell'oratore; The music was drowned out by the noise of traffic, la musica era soffocata dal rumore del traffico
B v. i.
affogare; annegare: She fell overboard and drowned, è caduta in mare dalla nave ed è affogata
to drown oneself, annegarsi □ to drown one's sorrows, affogare i dispiaceri nell'alcol □ to be drowned, affogare, annegare: They were drowned when their boat capsized, sono annegati quando la loro barca si è ribaltata □ (fig.) to be drowning in debts, affogare nei debiti □ a drowned man, un annegato □ to look like a drowned rat, essere bagnato come un pulcino.

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