to be drowned [+person, animal] se noyer
→ She fell in the water and was drowned.
to drown one's sorrows
(=drink a lot) noyer son chagrin
→ His speech was drowned by loud cheers.
→ Her voice was drowned out by a loud crash.
(=die) se noyer
→ They drowned after their boat capsized.
A boy drowned here yesterday. Un garçon s'est noyé ici hier.
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary
noyer (vt.) ; se noyer (vr.)
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