drown out


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drown someone (or an animal) out

[for a flood] to drive someone or an animal away from home. The high waters almost drowned the farmers out last year. The water drowned out the fields.
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drown someone or something out

[for a sound] to be so loud that someone or something cannot be heard. The noise of the passing train drowned out our conversation. The train drowned us out.
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drown out something

also drown something out
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 out

Overwhelm with a louder sound, as in Their cries were drowned out by the passing train. [Early 1600s]
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drown out

v.
To muffle or mask some sound with a louder sound: I turned up my TV in order to drown out the noise coming from next door. The protesters drowned the speaker out.
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