HyperDic: engulf

English > 2 senses of the word engulf:
VERBcognitionengulf, steep, immerse, plunge, engross, absorb, soak updevote (oneself) fully to
contactengulfflow over or cover completely
engulf > pronunciation
Soundsihngah'lf
Rhymesgulf
English > engulf: 2 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningDevote (oneself) fully to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
Synonymssteep, immerse, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up
Caused byplunge, immerseCause to be immersed
Narrowerdrink in, drinkBe fascinated or spell-bound by
Broaderconcentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivetdirect one's attention on something
Similar toplunge, immerseCause to be immersed
Spanishabsorberse, abstraerse, aislarse, concentrarse, embelesarse, empaparse, enfrascarse, ensimismarse, sumergirse, zambullirse
Catalanimmergir-se, submergir-se
English > engulf: 2 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningFlow over or cover completely.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"The bright light engulfed him completely"
Broaderenvelop, enfold, enwrap, wrap, encloseenclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering

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