verb (used with object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM engulfen·gulf·ment, noun
Example sentences from the Web for engulf
Ukraine’s capital was engulfed in fire as anti-government protesters armed with molotov cocktails battled against gun-touting police forces.Meet the unicorn founder that braved war zones and missed meetings to make his mark on the startup world|Lucinda Shen|November 20, 2020|Fortune
It’s unrealistic to think that the cascade of chaos which has engulfed us for the past year won’t take its toll on our heads.
Their mass engulfed some of the Notre Dame players even as Clemson players appeared to exit easily with the help of beefed-up security.Notre Dame president admonishes students for coronavirus violation he also committed|Chuck Culpepper|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
Lawrence was the surest thing in college football — an entity burdened currently by hypocrisy, bad optics and a lack of uniformity — but now he symbolizes the doubt that engulfs the sport.
In 2013, flooding engulfed downtown Calgary, rising up the stands at the city’s hockey stadium.After the boom: Canada’s oil capital faces an uncertain future|kdunn6|September 21, 2020|Fortune
On Friday, VA chief Eric Shinseki finally publicly took charge of the scandal engulfing his agency.
This sad drama has been compounded by an engulfing fog of speculation, frequently reaching a tone of hysteria.The Baseless Rush to Blame the Pilots of Flight 370|Clive Irving|March 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A sprint from the alley to the east into the greenbelt and the engulfing woods.
One came close, as the wind suddenly shifted, to engulfing an Arab house.
The Syrian conflict threatens to draw America, Russia, and Europe into a wild inferno engulfing the entire Mideast.
Food may be taken into the body at any point, the semifluid protoplasm simply rolling over and engulfing the food material.A Civic Biology|George William Hunter
He pointed out of the window across the street, where the rapidly-gaining fire was engulfing the building.The Onslaught from Rigel|Fletcher Pratt
With a little murmured cry she released herself, and flitted away into the engulfing darkness.Glory of Youth|Temple Bailey
From forty to fifty, the flower in full bloom, the period of engulfing passions, of urgent transitory satisfactions.Balloons|Elizabeth Bibesco
The wretched man cried out wildly, like one who sees an engulfing wave too late.The Shrieking Pit|Arthur J. Rees