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submerge (someone or something) in (something)

1. To place someone or something under the surface of a liquid; to immerse someone or something in some liquid. He submerged the pan in hot, soapy water to help loosen the food and grease that was stuck to it. The doctors submerged the patient in a solution meant to stimulate skin cell growth.
2. To cover someone or something with a liquid, either fully or partially. Used especially in passive constructions. Half the town was left submerged in mud after the hurricane. The entire cave is submerged in water, so we'll need scuba equipment to access it.
3. To obscure, obfuscate, or drowned out something with or through something else. The candidate is very good at submerging criticism in virulent attacks on her opponents. There are worries that recovery efforts will end up being submerged in the violent outbursts between the two countries.
4. To overwhelm, overpower, or overburden someone with something. I just feel like I'm being submerged in responsibilities that I've had no training for or experience with. He's going to put himself in an early grave with the way he submerges himself in his work.
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submerge (someone or something) under (something)

1. To plunge someone or something under the surface of a liquid, especially some body of water. I submerged myself under the surface of the lake to avoid detection by the guards. The heavy winds ended up capsizing the boat and submerging it under the waves.
2. To cover someone or something with a liquid, either fully or partially. Used especially in passive constructions. Half the town was left submerged under mud and debris after the hurricane. The entire cave is submerged under water, so we'll need scuba equipment to access it.
3. To obscure, obfuscate, or drowned out something with or through something else. The candidate is very good at submerging criticism under virulent attacks on her opponents. There are worries that recovery efforts will end up being submerged under the violent outbursts between the two countries.
4. To overwhelm, overpower, or overburden someone with something. Used especially in passive constructions. I just feel like I'm being submerged under all these different responsibilities. You can't start submerging the system under all these layers of complexity and expect it to work as it was originally intended.
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Some parts of Sharea Faisal were also submerged, particularly near Gora Qabristan.
This includes two large garbage collection vehicles equipped with a crane to lift the submerged bins, two lorries for skip containers and pruning's, 25 small paper compressors installed in restaurants and supermarkets, 19 large compressors for paper and PMD, and a pruning shredder.
"Ali Mamoribid, the municipal treasurer of Datu Salibo, asserts the ballot box found allegedly submerged and abandoned had been stolen from the municipal office by still unidentified persons," Jimenez said.
The roads were fully submerged, making it extremely difficult for vehicles to access them.
Samples taken from the submerged forest in recent years suggest the trees flourished between 5,000 and 4,500 years ago.
Another victim, Mr John Githomo, said his child escaped death on Wednesday night by a whisker after their house was submerged in water.
It is not yet known if any human remains were in the submerged vehicle.
NFLT partnered with Greenfield Environmental Multistate Trust to help identify the Fort George property for trade with the State of Florida in order to access and clean up a State-owned, 2.8-acre submerged land.
The dive site will have a 70-meter long decommissioned Boeing 747 as its centerpiece, the largest aircraft ever to be submerged.
The boat belonging to Edaolaropin/Baiyeku Association which was said to be conveying 20 passengers ran into a submerged object and capsized mid-sea within the Oke-Ira Nla axis heading to Baiyeku area of Ikorodu Lagos at about 12:15 pm.
This archaeological handbook explains the role of the submerged landscape in understanding the early settlement of the British Isles and elsewhere around the world, and introduces the specialized techniques by which this information is learned.
The 110-foot long structure, an oblique concrete slab that looks like a sunken periscope, was submerged in July 2018 and work is now underway to complete the interiors, in anticipation of the public opening in spring 2019.
Summary: The car was submerged in the water twice for two high tides.
The vehicle had a lucky escape thanks toLondon Fire Brigade (LFB)officers who hoisted it out after it became part submerged in the water.