drown your sorrows meaning, drown your sorrows definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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drown

  
  ( drowns    3rd person present)   ( drowning    present participle)   ( drowned    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   When someone drowns or is drowned, they die because they have gone or been pushed under water and cannot breathe.  
A child can drown in only a few inches of water...      V  
Last night a boy was drowned in the river...      be V-ed  
He walked into the sea and drowned himself...      V pron-refl  
Dolphins have sometimes been known to save drowning swimmers.      V-ing  
2       verb   If you say that a person or thing is drowningin something, you are emphasizing that they have a very large amount of it, or are completely covered in it.,   (emphasis)    ...people who gradually find themselves drowning in debt...      V in n  
The potatoes were drowned in chilli.      be V-ed  
3       verb   If something drowns a sound, it is so loud that you cannot hear that sound properly.  
Clapping drowned the speaker's words for a moment...      V n  
      Drown out means the same as drown., phrasal verb  
Their cheers drowned out the protests of demonstrators...      V P n (not pron)  
4    If you say that someone is drowning their sorrows, you mean that they are drinking alcohol in order to forget something sad or upsetting that has happened to them.  
drown your sorrows             phrase   V inflects  
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drown     ( drowns    3rd person present)   ( drowning    present participle)   ( drowned    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   When someone drowns or is drowned, they die because they have gone or been pushed under water and cannot breathe.  
A child can drown in only a few inches of water...      V  
Last night a boy was drowned in the river...      be V-ed  
He walked into the sea and drowned himself...      V pron-refl  
Dolphins have sometimes been known to save drowning swimmers.      V-ing  
2       verb   If you say that a person or thing is drowningin something, you are emphasizing that they have a very large amount of it, or are completely covered in it.,   (emphasis)    ...people who gradually find themselves drowning in debt...      V in n  
The potatoes were drowned in chilli.      be V-ed  
3       verb   If something drowns a sound, it is so loud that you cannot hear that sound properly.  
Clapping drowned the speaker's words for a moment...      V n  
      Drown out means the same as drown., phrasal verb  
Their cheers drowned out the protests of demonstrators...      V P n (not pron)  
4    If you say that someone is drowning their sorrows, you mean that they are drinking alcohol in order to forget something sad or upsetting that has happened to them.  
drown your sorrows      phrase   V inflects  

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drown

  
1    deluge, drench, engulf, flood, go down, go under, immerse, inundate, sink, submerge, swamp  
2      (figurative)   deaden, engulf, muffle, obliterate, overcome, overpower, overwhelm, stifle, swallow up, wipe out  

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down, drone, drowsiness, drowse

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id.
use your common sense or resourcefulness
exp.
your best clothes that you wear on special occasions
exp.
= get your knickers in a twist/knot
US English, colloquial
exp.
sauve ton coeur
No idea what this means MJB
n.
to support your family
exp.
it's said for determining someone to calm down, be patient, control his/her reactions
exp.
absolutely not; not in this lifetime
Slang expression used mostly in 19th century
exp.
calm down!
exp.
expression used for catching the attention of an audience
n.
be silent, stop talking etc
exp.
expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to share with you what's on his mind
exp.
to become very upset about something, usually something that is not important
Other expression: to get your knickers in a knot
n.
ظاهر او باين على وجهك
n.
attractive woman that you marry to show your success
n.
in American English, 'dirt' is what British people call 'soil' ('put some dirt in a plant pot'). In British English, dirt has the connotation of being dirty ('you've got some dirt on your shoe')
n.
something that you say which expresses your opinion on something or which gives an explanation of it
n.
coffee shop used as an office especially using internet connection with your laptop computer
new term coined in 2010, not entered yet as "official"
exp.
To position ones self, or an object like your rusty old car, in a place that is not only open and clearly visible to all, it is unavoidably in just about everyone's way.
[Slang] "You can't miss him, he's over there, parked in his POS Volvo, smack dab in the middle of the road!" source : Urban Dictionary
n.
something that limits your freedom to do what you want
I wish I could live without constrains because I want to have more time to do what I want.
n.
something that limits your freedom to do what you want
[US] constraints on spending have forced the company to rethink its plans.
n.
activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on your head and challenge other three friends to do so in order to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research.
also called "ice water challenge", viral campaign on social media during July–August 2014
n.
to concentrate and to sacrifice
exp.
when you are happy, people will want to be around you and share your happiness, but when you are sad, people will avoid you.
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