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Definition of the verb submerge

What does submerge mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: submerged | submerging | submerges

  1. sink below the surface; go under or as if under water
  2. cover completely or make imperceptible
  3. put under water
    • example: submerge your head completely
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of submerge: submerse
    • more generic words: immerse / plunge = thrust or throw into
  4. fill or cover completely, usually with water
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of submerge: deluge / inundate
    • more generic word: flood = cover with liquid, usually water

Alternative definition of the verb submerge


  1. [intransitive] To sink out of sight.
  2. [transitive] To put into a liquid; to immerse; to plunge into and keep in.
  3. [transitive] To be engulfed in or with something.


Submerge is an Indian dance and clubbing scene founded in 2002 by MTV India VJ Nikhil Chinapa, with DJ Pearl, Chinappa's wife, as a co-founder.


  1. Submerge is a musical group.
    • album: "Submerge"
  2. Submerge is a musical group.


Submerge is a fictional character from the 2009 film Ghost Machine.


"Submerge" is a 2012 romance drama film written by Kat Holmes and Sophie O'Connor and directed by Sophie O'Connor.


  1. "Submerge" is a vinyl album released by Coaltar of the Deepers on March 25, 1998 in Japan.
  2. "Submerge" is a musical EP of Submerge.
    • released in (10 years ago)
  3. "Submerge" is a musical album of Merge of Equals.
  4. "Submerge" is a composition.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Submerge

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Google previewSub-merge (2007)

by John B. Hayes

Submerge is a manifesto, a prophetic call to join what God is doing amongpoor and marginalized communities, those who are shut out fromor cannot findfootingin themarketdriven economies of the world. Our planet is spiritually, sociallyand ...

Google previewCliffsNotes Civil Service Exam Cram Plan (2011)

by Northeast Editing, Inc.

Knowing that sub– means under or below, you can correctly guess that submerge means to go under something or sink. Many English words also contain roots based on other languages, especially Spanish, French, and Italian. If you're ...

Google previewNelson's Perpetual Loose-leaf Encyclopaedia (1919)

Reading Courses ...

The time required to submerge and emerge, depends upon the size of the boat, ...

Google previewDiamond Pocket English Dictionary

by Dr. Baljit Singh

subdivision 731 submerge subdivision n. interdivision; a part of a larger part . subdue v.t. to overpower; to overcome; to subjugate; to make submissive. nib- editor n. assistant editor. sub-heading n. heading under the main heading. sub- human ...

Google previewKoasati Dictionary (1994)

by Geoffrey D. Kimball

submerge to submerge something ( sg OBJ) v 1 a+ibitlixin. 2 o:+ibitlixin. to submerge something (PL OBJ) v 1 a+ ibbixin. 2 o:+ibbixin. 3 a+ibihlixin. 4 o:+ibihlixin. subtract to subtract v 1 +oylixit ...

Google previewThe Lexicon of Proto-Oceanic (2007)

The Culture and Environment of Ancestral Oceanic Society. The physical environment. Volume 2 by Malcolm Ross, Andrew Pawley, Meredith Osmond

'sink, submerge, be drowned' MM: Nakanai malo 'wandering stones or reefs that chase and sink canoes' MM: Lamasong ...

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Usage statistics about submerge

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Quotes about Submerge

In a novel, I could submerge my ego in a character's and let his perceptions take over. (Elizabeth Moon)
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Scrabble value of S1U1B3M3E1R1G2E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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