engulf (engulfs, present participle engulfing; past and past participle engulfed)
- (transitive) To overwhelm.
- Desperation engulfed her after her daughter's death.
- 2013 June 18, Simon Romero, "Protests Widen as Brazilians Chide Leaders ↗," New York Times (retrieved 21 June 2013):
- Shaken by the biggest challenge to their authority in years, Brazil’s leaders made conciliatory gestures on Tuesday to try to defuse the protests engulfing the nation’s cities.
- 1934, The Modern Monthly, vol 8, page 308:
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- (transitive) To surround; to cover.
- Only Noah and his family survived when the Flood engulfed the world.
- (transitive) To cast into a gulf.
- French: engloutir, engouffrer
- German: verschlingen
- Italian: sommergere, circondare
- Portuguese: cobrir
- Russian: поглоща́ть