like a drowned rat

Definition of like a drowned rat

  1. —used to describe a person who is very wet and miserable He came in from the rain looking like a drowned rat.

Word by Word Definitions

drownplay drowned
  1. :  to become drowned

    :  to suffocate by submersion especially in water

    :  to submerge especially by a rise in the water level

  1. :  any of numerous rodents (Rattus and related genera) differing from the related mice especially by considerably larger size

    :  any of various similar rodents

    :  a contemptible person: such as

  1. :  to catch or hunt rats

    :  to work as a scab

    :  to give (hair) the effect of greater quantity (as by use of a rat)

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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