Definitions for engulf
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word engulf.
steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak upverb
devote (oneself) fully to
"He immersed himself into his studies"
flow over or cover completely
"The bright light engulfed him completely"
Desperation engulfed her after her daugther's death.
To surround; to cover.
Only Noah survived when the Flood engulfed earth.
Engulf means to surround or cover completely, often in a harmful or destructive way. It can refer to a physical action, such as water engulfing a sinking ship, or to abstract events or emotions, such as fear or sadness engulfing a person.
to absorb or swallow up as in a gulf
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
en-gulf′, Ingulf, in-, v.t. to swallow up wholly, as in a gulf: to cast into a gulf: to overwhelm.—n. Engulf′ment.
The numerical value of engulf in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of engulf in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
There is no tomorrow and there was no yesterday; if you truly want to accomplish your goals you must engulf yourself in today.Thus all there is to it .
Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory. It can no longer serve to settle disputes. It can no longer be of concern to great powers alone. For a nuclear disaster, spread by winds and waters and fear, could well engulf the great and the small, the rich and the poor, the committed and the uncommitted alike. Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.
It is a fiery whirlwind that soars across the sky. Let it engulf Brock Allen Turner. (Dan A. Turner) (Judge Aaron Persky).
The protesters are crying out in local Hausa language: 'Charlie is Satan - let hell engulf those supporting Charlie'.
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- обхващам, поглъщамBulgarian
- engloutir, engouffrerFrench
- կլանել, կուլ տալ, համակելArmenian
- travolgere, circondare, sommergere, sopraffareItalian
- roromi, romiMāori
- omringen, overweldigen, bedekkenDutch
- засыпать, охватывать, поглощать, заливатьRussian
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