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engulf in (something)

To overwhelm and consume someone or something. The house was totally engulfed in flames by the time firefighters got there.
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engulf someone or something in something

[for the fog, a flood, or waves] to swallow up someone or something. The fog engulfed the small town in heavy mist. The waves engulfed the small boat in thousands of gallons of water.
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A woman takes photo of Tamweel residential tower as flames engulf a portion of the building at Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Engulf looked to have things under control as he cruised upsides Alkhataaf approaching the final furlong, and with rider Kieren Fallon resorting to no more than hands and heels, punters piled into the runner-up, seeing him hit a low of 1.
This proved that after a short amount of time, the immune system cells were able to engulf and breakdown the subcellular components of the bacteria.
If Argentina goes under, there is a possibility there could be contagion that could engulf the rest of Latin America.
walk under huge ficus trees laden with vines and blue vandas, where a giant "tiki" structure is engulfed by a waterfall, and a multitude of phalaenopsis, cattleyas, dendrobiums, oncidiums, heliconia, palms, philodendrons, birds-of-paradise, robelius, and tropical ferns engulf a mystical island.
Summary: Wildfires raged Tuesday on the outskirts of two northern villages, with the flames approaching residential houses and threatening to engulf a number of poultry farms in the area.
Flames engulf the van yesterday in Wolsingham as debris litters the street; The twisted wreckage is all that remains after the blast killed the driver Pictures: NORTH NEWS
Macrophages are immune cells that, among other roles, engulf bacteria and other microscopic particles.
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So essentially, the whales spin over and engulf the krill patch while inverted, from below," he said, adding that it's an "ambush strategy.
INFERNO: Flames engulf the historic building at the height of the devastating Windsor Castle Fire of 1993, Below, the restored castle which is now open to the general public.
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Most animals depend upon immune cells called macrophages to engulf and dismantle apoptotic cells, but in a pinch, other cells can also perform this task.
The windy condition helped the fires engulf the two scrap yards and made it very hard for us to contain them.
Police said that the fire could be a result of some sabotage as it is strange that how could two fires simultaneously engulf two markets It merits mentioning that the shop keepers of the area are facing threats of extortionist and they have also been given death threats.