drown one's sorrows/fears

Definition of drown one's sorrows/fears

  1. :  to forget about one's sorrows/fears by getting drunk He went to the bar to drown his sorrows.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to become drowned

    :  to suffocate by submersion especially in water

    :  to submerge especially by a rise in the water level

sorrowplay sorrows
  1. :  deep distress, sadness, or regret especially for the loss of someone or something loved

    :  resultant unhappy or unpleasant state

    :  a cause of grief or sadness

  1. :  to feel or express sorrow

fearplay fears
  1. :  frighten

    :  to feel fear in (oneself)

    :  to have a reverential awe of

  1. :  an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger

    :  an instance of this emotion

    :  a state marked by this emotion

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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