verb (used with object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM engulfen·gulf·ment, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for engulf
I guess if the pandemic just gets so out of control that it engulfs the whole country again, then that could bring it to a halt.Why Can’t Schools Get What the N.F.L. Has? (Ep. 431)|Stephen J. Dubner|September 10, 2020|Freakonomics
His family’s apartment was destroyed in the early-1990s civil war that engulfed the nation.
If you don’t create, update, and optimize your content, you’ll fall behind and get engulfed by your competition.
The ongoing collaboration between Sims and Berni with the genetically modified Drosophila larvae emerged from the next debate that engulfed the field, which concerned whether Lévy walks are adaptive, intrinsic traits.Random Search Wired Into Animals May Help Them Hunt|Liam Drew|June 11, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Amoebas engulf a bit of prey by surrounding it with their pseudopodia.
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.
It must be creeping around the eastern edge, and would soon engulf us.Pharaoh's Broker|Ellsworth Douglass
If her burning fire could but be poured out upon him, and engulf the artist in her destroying waves.The Precipice|Ivan Goncharov
We would then be sleeping on a volcano, such as may at any hour engulf the empire of Russia.Personal Recollections of Pardee Butler|Pardee Butler
I decided to wait until she was quite close and then to engulf her with the full force of the male principle.The Double Spy|Dan T. Moore
Vines threatened to engulf the circling street of sepulchers in greenery and bloom, and grass to encroach on the flower plots.Greyfriars Bobby|Eleanor Atkinson