Definition of 'engulf'
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But prepare to be feel completely engulfed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Nor are German businesses being helped by the crisis engulfing the country 's banks. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He blamed the cash crisis now engulfing hospitals on bumper pay rises given to doctors and nurses. The Sun (2006)They came for a few sweet hours of respite from the conflict engulfing their country. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The thinner ones are engulfed by it. Times, Sunday Times (2012)For me, this entailed a completely engulfing sense of vertiginous nihilism. Times, Sunday Times (2011)At 10am a bomb engulfed a block of city centre flats. The Sun (2008)The vast tide of migration now engulfing Europe will make matters worse. The Sun (2015)That disaster has now engulfed Italy and its neighbours. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It has now been engulfed in nationalism, religion and history. The Global Marketplace (1993)Strikes, riots and protests engulfed the country and the price increases were rescinded. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I was completely engulfed in the show. The Sun (2013)I think that one day we will understand what are the sources of the crisis that has now engulfed the whole world. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Cuts that are urgently needed to stop our country being engulfed by Europe's financial wildfire. The Sun (2010)In its heyday, it was the place to be in summer, but it is now engulfed by sand. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This is a rare book: one that will engulf you, the power of its language bright as flames. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Spain athletes have begun blaming the credit crisis engulfing their country and the accompanying austerity drive for their underperformance in the Olympic Games. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'engulf'
British English: engulf VERB
If one thing engulfs another, it completely covers or hides it, often in a sudden and unexpected way.
A seven-year-old boy was found dead after a landslide engulfed a block of flats.
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