verb (used with object)
Related formsen·gulf·ment, noun
Examples from the Web for engulf
Other schools have been shuttered because of attacks and threats stemming from the war that continues to engulf the country.The West Made Lots of Promises to Afghan Girls, Now It’s Breaking Them|Heather Barr|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Suddenly, the screen cuts to FLAMES which engulf the word "COWARDS?!?"
Using ethnicity for political ends is a dangerous game that will engulf South Sudan if not contained.
The scale of devastation is now threatening to engulf the amount of resources deployed to control the situation.
This timing may have been a mercy, given the fate that was about to engulf Yugoslavia.
She had slipped into the danger, that seemed now about to engulf her, on a gradual decline.The Shield of Silence|Harriet T. Comstock
Mystics have the gift, in varying degree, of allowing their subconscious minds to engulf and enfold them.Heart and Soul|Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post)
Over this body of this hero, rolls the horrible flood that is to engulf France.The Son of Monte Christo|Jules Lermina
There was need of such a spiritual leader, for Unitarianism had threatened to engulf all New England.The Story of Our Hymns|Ernest Edwin Ryden
Who shall say that, let loose in the crowded centers of population, it may not one day engulf us all?Marse Henry (Vol. 1)|Henry Watterson