drown
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drown(
draun
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to die in water)
a. ahogarse
He drowned because he wasn't wearing a life jacket.Se ahogó porque no llevaba salvavidas.
b. morir ahogado
Two children drowned in the last flood.Dos niños murieron ahogados en la última inundación.
2. (to be overwhelmed; used with "in")
a. vivir agobiado por
Our family was drowning in debt.Nuestra familia vivía agobiada por las deudas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to kill by drowning)
a. ahogar
He went to jail for drowning his wife in the pool.Fue a la cárcel por ahogar a su mujer en la piscina.
4. (to make inaudible)
a. ahogar
He drowned the sound of his trumpet with a mute.Ahogaba el sonido de su trompeta con una sordina.
5. (to submerge)
a. inundar
The dam collapsed, and drowned the region.La represa se vino abajo e inundó la región.
b. anegar
The company drowned the area to create a lake.La empresa anegó la zona para crear un lago.
c. nadar (food)
The steak was drowned in sauce.El filete nadaba en salsa.
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drown
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (kill by drowning)
a. ahogar
to drown oneselfahogarse
to drown one's sorrows (in drink)ahogar las penas (en alcohol)
2. (make inaudible)
a. ahogar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (die by drowning)
a. ahogarse
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drown [draʊn]
transitive verb
1 [+people, animals] ahogar; [+land] inundar
to drown o.s. ahogarse; a boy was drowned here yesterday un chico se ahogó ayer aquí
like a drowned rat calado hasta los huesos
2 (also drown out) [+sound] ahogar
his cries were drowned by the noise of the waves sus gritos se perdieron en el estruendo de las olas
intransitive verb
ahogarse; perecer ahogado
a boy drowned here yesterday un chico se ahogó or pereció ahogado ayer aquí
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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