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Definition of submerge verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they submerge
    he / she / it submerges
    past simple submerged
    -ing form submerging
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  1. 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. 2[transitive] submerge something to hide ideas, feelings, opinions, etc. completely Doubts that had been submerged in her mind suddenly resurfaced.
adjective Her submerged car was discovered in the river by police divers.
noun [uncountable]
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