- 1[intransitive, transitive] to go under the surface of water or liquid; to put something or make something go under the surface of water or liquid The submarine had had time to submerge before the warship could approach. submerge something The fields had been submerged by floodwater.
- 2[transitive] submerge something to hide ideas, feelings, opinions, etc. completely Doubts that had been submerged in her mind suddenly resurfaced.
NAmE//səbˈmərdʒ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they submerge
he / she / it submerges
past simple submerged
-ing form submerging
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adjective Her submerged car was discovered in the river by police divers.
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