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Submerge   /səbmˈərdʒ/   Listen
Submerge

verb
(past & past part. submerged; pres. part. submerging)
1.
Sink below the surface; go under or as if under water.  Synonym: submerse.
2.
Cover completely or make imperceptible.  Synonyms: drown, overwhelm.  "The noise drowned out her speech"
3.
Put under water.  Synonym: submerse.
4.
Fill or cover completely, usually with water.  Synonyms: deluge, inundate.



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"Submerge" Quotes from Famous Books



... the complication of the night. Even the passion that she knew lay, like a dark and silent flood, within her soul, a flood that, once released from its boundaries, had surely the power to rush irresistibly forward to submerge old landmarks and change the face of a world—even that seemed to lose its depth for a moment, to be shallow as the first ripple of a tide upon the sand. And she forgot that the first ripple has all the ocean ...
— The Garden Of Allah • Robert Hichens

... against the side again. The result of all these forces was an impetus which carried us parallel to the ship's side and directly under boat 14, which had filled rapidly with men and was coming down on us in a way that threatened to submerge our boat. ...
— Sinking of the Titanic - and Great Sea Disasters • Various

... taken. Discovering that the water was not deep enough even at high tide to submerge the vessel when the inevitable came to pass and she sank to the bottom, Captain Trigger renewed his efforts to release the anchor chains, which had been caught and jammed in the wreckage. He realized the vital necessity for checking the Doraine in her flight before ...
— West Wind Drift • George Barr McCutcheon

... around me, and ran me down the inclined plane to the end of the jetty till we reached the toll-post. He put his other arm around this, and exclaimed in theatrical tones that he intended to hold me there till the sad sea waves should submerge us. 'Think of the sensation we shall create.' Here I implored him to let me go, and struggled hard to release myself. 'Let your mind dwell upon the column in the "Times" wherein will be vividly described the pathetic fate of the lovely E. P., drowned by Dickens ...
— Home Life of Great Authors • Hattie Tyng Griswold

... trouble was quite of another character. The dubious outlook for their great enterprise did not submerge his buoyant spirit. He had been the genius of many colossal enterprises, most of them falling short of his glowing predictions, and his ingenious mind passed from one thing to ...
— Pee-wee Harris • Percy Keese Fitzhugh

... is up," murmured Bechtel, and gave the order to submerge deeper, for he would not risk showing his periscope to the ...
— Cappy Ricks Retires • Peter B. Kyne

... Atlantic, which was sending in clouds of mist on a fresh breeze. I gazed across the mouth of the Chechessee, and the sound at the entrance of the port of refuge. I desired to traverse nearly three miles of this rough water. I would gladly have camped, hut the shore I was about to leave offered to submerge me with the next high water. No friendly hammock of trees could be seen as I glided from the shadow of the high rushes of Daw Island. Circumstances decided the point in debate, and I rowed rapidly into the ...
— Voyage of The Paper Canoe • N. H. Bishop

... and wonder. The sea came rushing in with a tremendous roar, bursting and boiling into foam, and seeming as if it would leap over the tower, and submerge the hill altogether. It has been said of it—"The breaking of the waves into foam over the extreme points of the rocks, the heavy spray, the noise of the disturbed waters, and the foam whose echo returns through the towers, are ...
— Grace Darling - Heroine of the Farne Islands • Eva Hope

... which, in these days, he occupied himself with the Jewish question—at least externally. He concerned himself little or not at all with the official Jewish world which was seeking to submerge itself in the surrounding world. He ...
— The Jewish State • Theodor Herzl

... come to make a seeming virtue of the hard necessity, I was best pleased to be alone. In such a frame of mind the sound of footsteps in the out-cellar, warning me that more company was coming, sent a wave of sullen anger to submerge me, and I do think 'twas in me to turn my back upon a friend who should come to tell me I was free ...
— The Master of Appleby • Francis Lynde

... McQuade's turn to be surprised. From what he had observed of fashionable people, especially the new-rich, they endeavored to submerge altogether the evidences of past ...
— Half a Rogue • Harold MacGrath

... upon Silverado, and admire the favoured nook in which it lay. The sunny plain of fog was several hundred feet higher; behind the protecting spur a gigantic accumulation of cottony vapour threatened, with every second, to blow over and submerge our homestead; but the vortex setting past the Toll House was too strong; and there lay our little platform, in the arms of the deluge, but still enjoying its unbroken sunshine. About eleven, however, thin spray came flying over the friendly buttress, and I began to think the ...
— The Silverado Squatters • Robert Louis Stevenson

... freshly-boiled water that has been kept closely covered in airtight containers for cooling without permitting a lot of oxygen to re-dissolve in the water. First rinse the live specimens in fresh water to clean away superficial dirt and slime, then submerge them in the de-oxygenated water. Place some sort of grid or other barrier to ensure that they cannot get near the surface, and re-seal the container to keep air out. Leave them for at least twenty-four hours before ...
— Practical Taxidermy • Montagu Browne

... Justice would dethrone charity! The high moral tone of the industrial and commercial world, would pervade the social and political. The injury of the weakest, would become the concern of the strongest. The rising tide of humanitarianism would submerge poverty. The fires of ignorance and crime, would be ...
— Solaris Farm - A Story of the Twentieth Century • Milan C. Edson



Words linked to "Submerge" :   flood, inundate, go down, sink, submerse, immerse, submergible, dive, submersible, drown, deluge, spread over, submersion, settle, submerging, overwhelm, cover, plunge, go under



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