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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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He added that most of those who had been rescued from the flooded Green Park estate were the elderly, house helps and children after houses were submerged in water.
The village of Kayaga in Kabacan, North Cotabato was also submerged in floods, including vast tract of rice fields.
Police here said that MB "Vanze Allen" with three (3) remaining occupants submerged at about 7 a.
Primary productivity of aquatic macrophyte species, with different biological forms, presents wide interespecific variation, with the most productive ones being the emergent and floating plants when compared with submerged species (Barko & Smart, 1983).
Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 05 ( ANI ): Roads were submerged and houses were flooded in different villages of Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich, as rains poured down in torrents, bringing normal life to a standstill.
In her first chapter, Marsh displays how both Austen (Persuasion) and Charlotte Bronte (Jane Eyre) utilize a (somewhat rote) marriage plot simultaneously to a submerged plot to seek out the mother's pleasure.
He added: "The tractor is amphibious and as such is designed to be submerged - all RNLI equipment has to be capable of withstanding difficult and challenging conditions.
submerged head below Daniel He said: "My guide dog Midge and I were unsure of the area as we had never been before and we found it quite difficult to navigate.
Recently, submerged culture has been considered as a promising alternative for production of G.
Civil Defense rescuers and volunteers inspect on Saturday the SUV car of a family that got submerged in flood in Al Laith the day before.
NEW YORK, July 26 (KUNA) -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait late on Tuesday presented a complaint to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon regarding repeated transgressions and assaults committed by Iranian military boats over the waters of the submerged area adjacent to the split area divided between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait The Permanent Missions of Saudi Arabia and the State of Kuwait to the UN, in the complaint, informed Ban of the Iranian assaults over the waters of the Divided Submerged Area, upon which the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the State of Kuwait solely have exclusive sovereign rights to explore and benefit from its natural wealth.
FLASH flooding has seen people rescued from submerged cars and hundreds of calls made to emergency services as torrential rain and thunderstorms batter the UK.
GHOTKI -- A 100-feet wide breach in the Dahrwal Canal occurred on Friday and more than five villages submerged and destroyed standing crops on around 500 acres of land in the Obauro of Ghotki area.
Five cars were left submerged at Ogmore on Sunday as unusually high tides hit the coast of Wales.
According to Ms Hermolle there was "a gathering of people" around the car park at Ogmore-by-Sea, including one of the submerged car's owners.