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1.1(person/animal) ahogarto be drowned — ahogarse
- Asked to carry the scorpion across the river the rat agrees reluctantly, his insurance being the promise that his passenger is unlikely to sting as that will kill the rat and drown him.
- They were calling for the killing to start immediately, by drowning the sheep if necessary.
- He also shot the family dog and drowned her puppies.
- It was on the stony stretch of waterway overlooking Wexford town that she drowned their daughters and then killed herself.
- I should have killed him for trying to drown her.
- It's mothers drowning their kids and husbands shooting their wives.
- He had been jailed for life at York 10 years before, for drowning his wife in the bath at their home in Beverley.
- And leaving a fish to die in an empty bucket was like drowning a kitten in a bucket of water.
- As I told Barry Jones, my father was a vile clergyman who drowned puppies and had relations with Mum.
- It was the real thing, served in a one-size bucket you could have drowned kittens in.
- Presented with what was effectively a vase, big enough to drown a small cat, it struck me this apparent oversight was in fact a carefully orchestrated bar-tending conspiracy.
- I mean, it's not like a guy who wanted to murder and drown his wife on record can be said to take it easy on ex-partners.
- They all looked really sad, like they had to go home and drown some puppies in the bathtub.
- Clyde, hysterical with rage, almost drowns him.
- As for the shooting war, some military commentators have compared its ease to drowning puppies.
- How could somebody both scare your horse and try to drown you?
- The only strong caveat involves a startling scene early in the film in which Charlie is forced by his father to drown a helpless dog.
- She felt bad about giving them something they didn't want, but she wasn't just going to let them drown the kitten.
- If I had been the passerby I'd have been tempted to drown the kids!
- The villains all had names like Barry the Baptist, so called because he drowns his victims, and Hatchet Harry.
1.2(submerge)(landscape/fields) anegar(landscape/fields) cubrir(drink) aguar coloquial(food) ensopar coloquialdrowned valley — valle sumergido
- It is not eight inches thick and drowned in tomato sauce sweet enough to rot your teeth, either.
- During the nineteenth century alone, floods drowned low areas in 1861, 1876, and 1894.
- First, it is an ecological area and the member needs to decide whether he thinks drowning ecological areas is a plausible idea.
- In 1979 he inspired the farmers of Uttara Kannada to oppose a dam that would have drowned their holdings and taken much forest with it.
- Valleys to the north of the drainage divide are drowned and flooded by the sea, whereas to the south the valleys are still alluvial.
- Yosemite was saved from grazing, but its Hetch Hetchy Valley was drowned.
- I passed plunging gorges, streams in spate, riverbanks ripped open, fields flooded, a brown soup drowning the track.
- Around the globe this would drown dozens of cities, including London, and an area of low-lying land greater than the US.
- A continuing gradual dehydration of the Earth's mantle may by then have begun to drown the ridges and to flood the surface of the planet.
- There are drowned Bronze Age field systems in the Scilly Isles.
- This beautiful expanse of water was once the valley of the Parramatta river, drowned by rising sea levels following the big thaw at the end of the last ice age.
- In his most remarkable feat, he constructs a low-lying town in a dry lakebed only to drown it for a spectacular inundation.
2(make inaudible)(noise/cries/screams) ahogarI turned up the radio to drown the traffic — subí la radio para ahogar el ruido del tráfico
- But our laughter is drowned out by the sound of cutlery hitting the table.
- The laughter from the barracks was soon drowned out by the sound of Jasmine's angry footsteps on the ground as she entered the garden.
- I could hear lots of popping and crackling sounds but it was quite relaxing, as other sounds were drowned out and I just had to lie there.
- The rest of the interview was reportedly drowned out by the sound of heads coming into repeated contact with brick walls.
- I'm delighted to be able to tell you that it was soon drowned out by the sound of The Beatles' Eight Days A Week.
- The stairs creaked and groaned and rattled in protest, and the hammering of Chris' feet on the iron stairs was drowned out by the sounds of imminent destruction.
- This should be a moment of hope for humanity; but any cheering will be drowned out by the sounds of drilling, the crashing of distant trees, and a low, smug Texan snigger.
- The sound was drowned out by the painful screeching of the man.
- The rest of his query was drowned out by the sound of hissing air and falling metal as the ship lurched, and at the same time, the door began to open.
- But I fear they may be drowned out by the sound of gunfire.
- Whatever opinion I may have is going to be drowned out by the sound of a wooden spoon being rapped sharply on the side of a mixing bowl.
- I tried again, but my voice was drowned out by the sound of he bell ringing and students pouring into the hall.
- Her reply was drowned out by the sound of the warehouse exploding behind them.
- Sam tried to ask, but his voice was drowned out by the sound of the mechanics at work.
- Lightning flashed day and night through the ash-laden clouds; the thunder was drowned out by the rumble of volcanic explosions.
- But these voices have been drowned out by the din from the hawks.
- His reply was drowned out by the laughter from his men.
- The noise was only drowned out by clapping from the rest of the audience when the Queen and Prince Philip emerged from their car.
- His comments were drowned out by the laughter and screams of the marchers.
- I didn't really understand what he was going on about as I drowned it out while covering Cole's ears at the same time.
2drowning present participlehe tried to save the drowning man — trató de salvar al hombre que se estaba ahogando
- he's a drowning man — es hombre muerto
- Police and firefighters saved a motorist from drowning after his car left the road and plunged into a water-filled ditch yesterday.
- Yeah, when we did the stuff in the water, I almost drowned.
- It is said that one night after a bout of heavy drinking, Li Bai plunged into a pool to catch the moon reflected in the water and drowned.
- A year later a diver was found dead in the water - drowned, despite the fact his equipment was perfect and he was very experienced.
- A pathologist's report concluded that the man was alive when he went into the water, and later drowned.
- It is not known if he was taken ill in the water or if he drowned.
- Eighteen-year-old Aimee Donald thought she would drown as water rose to six inches from the ceiling, but somehow she managed to battle her way out.
- He had been beaten and left to drown in the shallow water.
- With so much information available, this site could surely be compared to deep waters you could drown in.
- Many people stood around the canal and watched the thief drown in water.
- He drowns in the muddy water in the road in front of their house.
- Yet if he were to die tomorrow in a jeep accident, drowning in ditch water as Mike did, it would be fundamentally indecent and mean-spirited of me to sketch such a portrait.
- Parents should not feel that their child is safe in water or safe from drowning after participation in such programs.
- He took a deep breath, then let it out slowly, forcing all thoughts of boats, water, and drowning to leave his mind.
- Last November, 400 villagers risked drowning as the waters rose around them.
- I'm not that fast, but hey, at least I won't drown when dumped in water.
- She almost gasped, but remembered, if she did, she would take in water and possibly drown.
- If he gets any more hits to the head, he'll start trying to walk on water and probably drown in a seal tank at the zoo.
- Buried under tons of rock, drowning in water, losing air, all they had left was the will to survive.
- Perhaps breathing in the water and drowning quicker would be the better choice, for she would be put out of her misery.
- he's a drowning man — es hombre muerto
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