drown out something

drown out (something) to make it impossible to hear something.

The plane was flying so low, the roar of its engines drowned out our conversation.


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  • drown — [[t]dra͟ʊn[/t]] drowns, drowning, drowned 1) V ERG When someone drowns or is drowned, they die because they have gone or been pushed under water and cannot breathe. Forty eight people have drowned after their boat capsized during a storm... A… …   English dictionary

  • drown — verb 1 (I, T) to die from being under water for too long or to kill someone in this way: The woman drowned while swimming in the sea. 2 also drown out (T) to prevent a sound from being heard by making a loud noise: His voice was drowned out by… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • drown*/ — [draʊn] verb 1) to sink under water and die Thirty people drowned when the boat sank in a storm.[/ex] 2) [T] to kill someone by pushing them under water 3) [T] to cover something completely with a liquid shellfish drowned in a spicy sauce[/ex] 4) …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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