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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 in something

to immerse someone or something in a liquid. The preacher submerged Jeff in the water of the river as part of the baptism ceremony. Submerge the fish in the marinade for at least two hours.
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Immerse the garments in a tub, lightly rubbing the more soiled portions with the soap; leave them submerged in water from sunset to sunrise, and then the youngest baby can wash them without the slightest effort."
Summary: Krishna (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Aug 17 (ANI): Puligadda Bridge was submerged in floodwater after almost 10 years due to massive increase in the water level of Krishna River as rains continue to batter the region.
Six towns in Bataan were submerged in two to five feet of flood water following continuous heavy rains on Friday afternoon, local disaster officials said.
Meanwhile, dozens of families in Riamugaa village were affected by the rains after their homes were submerged in water.
A possible oil spill is now being check by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in the waters off a berthing space in Bonago Port in Bacolod City after a cargo vessel was found partially submerged in the area.
Summary: The car was submerged in the water twice for two high tides.
Ayutthaya province in central Thailand saw a number of historical sites and temples reportedly submerged in water half a meter deep.
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.
Two people were helped from their cars and another had to be rescued by fire crews after three vehicles became submerged in two metres of water on Manor Road in Wallington at around 2.21pm.
It came just after up to 40 vehicles were left submerged in the water at Talacre in Flintshire on Sunday afternoon.
It comes after up to 40 vehicles were left submerged in the water at Talacre in Flintshire on Sunday.
Turning to thunder squall in early hours on Monday, main streets, and roads and train station submerged in Izmir.
Few studies have been conducted about application of vanes submerged in convergent bend at different conditions of flow, including study of Parvizpour, Kalamizade, and Shafaei Bajestan on installation of submerged vanes on bed topography at 90[degrees] convergent bend in order to control erosion on the outer wall of the bend.
Low-laying areas are submerged in Nowshera and roads and streets turned into lakes and ponds.
Another railway track submerged in Mazari railway station, which caused hurdle in rescue works.