engulf definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To take up or overwhelm by or just as if by overflowing and enclosing: The spring-tide engulfed the beach houses.
    • to soak up or swallow up such as a gulf.
    • To swallow up or overwhelm by or like by overflowing and enclosing: The spring-tide engulfed the beach homes.
    • To absorb or ingest up such as a gulf.
    • To take up or overwhelm by or just as if by overflowing and enclosing: The spring-tide engulfed the beach houses.
    • to soak up or swallow up such as a gulf.
  • verb:
    • To overwhelm.
    • To encircle; to pay for.
    • devote (oneself) totally to
    • flow more than or protect totally
    • To overwhelm.
    • To encircle; to cover.
    • devote (oneself) completely to
    • flow more than or protect entirely
    • To overwhelm.
    • To encircle; to cover.
    • devote (oneself) completely to
    • flow over or protect completely
  • others:
    • To swallow up in or as with a gulf or whirlpool; overwhelm by ingesting or submerging.
    • To throw into or as into a gulf.
    • To ingest up in or such as a gulf or whirlpool; overwhelm by ingesting or submerging.
    • To throw into or as into a gulf.
    • To swallow up in or like in a gulf or whirlpool; overwhelm by ingesting or submerging.
    • To cast into or as into a gulf.

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