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drownd (third-person singular simple present drownds, present participle drownding, simple past and past participle drownded)

  1. (nonstandard, dialectal) To drown.
    • 1831, John Nichols, Accounts of Sixty Royal Processions and Entertainments in the City of London
      By which the little brookes forsooke their boundes,
      And water all the passages so drownds []
    • 1876, Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer[1]:
      "I know now!" exclaimed Tom; "somebody's drownded!"
    • 1922, M. Leonora Eyles, Captivity[2]:
      "Next time yous come along we'll have had a drop o' rain, an' then you can drownd yourselfs if you want to," said the stationmaster.
  2. Archaic spelling of drowned.
    • 1591, Edmund Spenser, The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser[3], volume 5:
      One of his feete unwares from him did slide, That downe hee fell into the deepe abisse, 545 Where drownd with him is all his earthlie blisse.
    • 1676, Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler[4]:
      God quickened in the Sea and in the Rivers, So many fishes of so many features, That in the waters we may see all Creatures; Even all that on the earth is to be found, As if the world were in deep waters drownd.