Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent] DROWN NP2[patient] (PP NP3[location]) NP1[patient] DROWN (PP NP2[location])
The beetle drowned in the toilet.
I drowned the beetle.
The flash flood drowned many animals.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 4
Commentary: Includes: DROWN OUT
NOTE: Can be literal or metaphorical but the NP drowning is NOT in danger of dying or disappearing. Syntax Includes: NP1[agent] DROWN NP2[patient] IN/WITH NP3 NP1[patient] be DROWN IN NP2[theme
I like to drown my peas in butter.
Eric was drowning in homework.
He would drown the stage with tears.
The child covered his ears to drown out his parents' yelling.
Don't drown me with mindless questions!
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 5
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
NOTE: That NP2 is permanently or temporarily disappearing must be stated or strongly implied. Syntax Includes: NP1[agent[human]] DROWN NP2[attribute[abstract]] (WITH/IN NP3) NP1[actor[human]] DROWN NP2[actor[human]] (WITH/IN NP3)
Elvis drowned his sorrows with alcohol and drugs.
We are eventually going to drown ourselves with vehicles and dust.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2