drown [sth/sb] outvtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(be louder than) (声音)
淹没 yān mò
The helicopter drowned out the screaming of the people below.
drown your sorrowsv exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
figurative (drink to forget)
Sally was in the bar drowning her sorrows after a bad day at work.