drown in; drown out; drum into; drum out; drum up; duck out of; duff up; dumb down; dwell on/upon

drown * in
淹沒;浸沒
They drown the food in sauce.

drown * out +
(聲音) 壓過,蓋過
The music drowned out the sound of the phone ringing.

drum * into
強行灌輸,反覆教導
They drum all the traps into you before the test, so you can't go wrong.

drum * out
轟走,開除,強迫某人離職
They drummed the minister out when she was caught lying.
The minister was drummed out of her post for lying. (與 of 連用的被動態比較常用)

drum up +
爭取;招攬
They are trying to drum up support for the referendum.

duck out of +
避開;逃避 (計畫做或答應做的事情)
He ducked out of helping us last night.

duff * up +
痛毆,痛打,不斷地毆打
He was duffed up in a night club last night.

dumb * down +
使...過於簡單化;(為了大眾化而) 降低素質
Television has been dumbing down the news for years.

dwell on/upon +
老是惦記著;喋喋不休地談論
The programme dwelled on little other than the scandal.
She dwelt upon the economic situation in her speech.

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