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SUBMERGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does submerge mean? 

SUBMERGE (verb)
  The verb SUBMERGE has 4 senses:

1. sink below the surface; go under or as if under water
2. cover completely or make imperceptible
3. put under water
4. fill or cover completely, usually with water

  Familiarity information: SUBMERGE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUBMERGE (verb)


Sense 1submerge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sink below the surface; go under or as if under water

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

submerge; submerse

Hypernyms (to "submerge" is one way to...):

go down; go under; settle; sink (go under,)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "submerge"):

dive (plunge into water)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 2submerge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cover completely or make imperceptible

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

drown; submerge; overwhelm

Context examples:

I was drowned in work / The noise drowned out her speech

Hypernyms (to "submerge" is one way to...):

cover; spread over (form a cover over)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3submerge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put under water

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

submerse; submerge

Context example:

submerge your head completely

Hypernyms (to "submerge" is one way to...):

immerse; plunge (thrust or throw into)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 4submerge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fill or cover completely, usually with water

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

inundate; deluge; submerge

Hypernyms (to "submerge" is one way to...):

flood (cover with liquid, usually water)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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