drown out

transitive verb

Definition of drown out

: to drive (a person or an animal) from home by flooding : force (as a mine) to shut down by inundation

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“Drown out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drown%20out. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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