Definition of Drown out

1. Verb. Make imperceptible. "The noise from the ice machine drowned out the music"

Generic synonyms: Make Noise, Noise, Resound



Definition of Drown out

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To cover, obscure, or hide by being louder than. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drown Out

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drove chisel
droved
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drover
drovers
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droving
drovings
drovy
drow
drown
drown'd
drown one's sorrows
drown out (current term)
drownage
drownages
drownd
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drownder
drownding
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drowneth
drowning
drownings

Literary usage of Drown out

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1. United States in the World War by John Bach McMaster (1918)
"... working masses there that the cry for bread would drown out all thoughts of war. The writer therefore strongly urged the passage of Senator Work's bill. ..."

2. Glimpses of Fifty Years: The Autobiography of an American Woman by Frances Elizabeth Willard (1889)
"John was delighted; Rupert's eyes fairly danced, but thoughtful Jamie, "the preacher," as they called him, said, " But why do you drown out a ..."

3. Our Boys and Girls by Oliver Optic (1871)
"So over we went, and worked away like beavers, till we had filled all the buckets and tubs, because we thought it would be such fine fun to drown out a ..."

4. Forty Years of American Life by Thomas Low Nichols (1874)
"only, protected with rifles, will drown out the whole country on the lower Mississippi, as relentlessly as they would drown out rats in the hold of a ship. ..."

5. Explorations in Turkestan: With an Account of the Basin of Eastern Persia by Raphael Pumpelly, William Morris Davis, Ellsworth Huntington (1905)
"A postmaster gave us a very circumstantial story of how a Kirghiz khan, some fifty years ago, tried to drown out his enemies down the valley of the Chu by ..."

6. A popular commentary on the New Testament by Daniel Denison Whedon (1875)
"By the word fulness we understand not necessarily absolutely all the Gentiles, but such a plenitude, foreseen by God, as will, as it were, drown out the ..."

7. Explorations in Turkestan: With an Account of the Basin of Eastern Persia by Raphael Pumpelly, William Morris Davis, Ellsworth Huntington (1905)
"A postmaster gave us a very circumstantial story of how a Kirghiz khan, some fifty years ago, tried to drown out his enemies down the valley of the Chu by ..."

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