01. Two local men have [drowned] after the canoe they were in flipped over in high seas off the coast today.
02. My son loves ketchup, so he always [drowns] his French fries in the stuff.
03. The victim committed suicide by [drowning] himself in the lake.
04. Our conversation was [drowned] out by the sound of an airplane overhead.
05. Over a dozen people were [drowned] when the small boat they were in capsized during a storm.
06. Reena was badly beaten and then [drowned] by another teenage girl who held her head under water until she died.
07. We often hear stories of dolphins saving people who are [drowning], but I don't know if they are true.
08. Our computer system is [drowning] in data, but we don't know how to really use that information yet.
09. Ray Brown once noted that [drowning] problems in an ocean of information is not the same as solving them.
10. There is a German proverb which remarks that more people [drown] in glasses than in rivers.
11. The young girl [drowned] while trying to rescue her brother who had fallen into the river.
12. Hundreds of people [drowned] during the sinking of the Titanic.
13. We put up a fence around our private swimming pool after a neighbor's child almost [drowned] when he came to swim without telling us he was there.
14. In 1953, a huge storm resulted in the flooding of the entire province of Zeeland in Holland, [drowning] 1,800 people, and completely destroying 130 towns.

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  • Drown — Drown, v. t. 1. To overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate. They drown the land. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To deprive of life by immersion in water or other liquid. [1913 Webster] 3. To overpower; to overcome; to extinguish; said especially… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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