Drowns vs Downs - What's the difference?

drowns | downs |


As a verb drowns

is (drown).

As a proper noun downs is

(sussex) the south downs.

drowns

English

Verb

(head)
  • (drown)

  • drown

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To be suffocated in water or other fluid; to perish by such suffocation.
  • To deprive of life by immersion in water or other liquid.
  • To overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate.
  • To overpower; to overcome; to extinguish; — said especially of sound; usually in the form "to drown out".
  • * Sir J. Davies
  • most men being in sensual pleasures drowned
  • * Addison
  • My private voice is drowned amid the senate.
  • To lose, make hard to find or unnoticeable in an abundant mass.
  • ''The CIA gathers so much information that the actual answers it should seek are often drowned in the incessant flood of reports, recordings, satellite images etc.

    Derived terms

    * drowned * drowner * drowning * drown one's sorrows * drown out

    Synonyms

    * (overwhelm) flood

    References

    downs

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (down)