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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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However, Engulf proved a far from willing partner for Fallon, as he drifted into Alkhataaf inside the final furlong and under no more than hand riding, was passed by Richard Hills' mount who went on to score by a short-head.
Researchers also have found a molecule on dying cells that tells macrophages to engulf them.
The smoggy conditions will not only affect the plain areas of Punjab province but it would also engulf parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the federal capital", Dr.
BEIRUT: 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.
The researchers found that dendritic cells in mice engulf the combination and hold onto it for longer periods than they do with the melanoma molecules alone.
The windy condition helped the fires engulf the two scrap yards and made it very hard for us to contain them.
The blazing vines engulf him as comrades try to beat out the flames
That reliance would encourage it to hold onto, if not engulf, the bacterium, says Martin.
While some body cells, such as white blood cells, regularly engulf and ingest particles from their surroundings, intestinal cells do not, he says.
Normally, when a microorganism infects a person, white blood cells called phagocytes engulf it, destroying it with a toxic soup of enzymes, chlorine and superoxides.
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.
The whole area was engulfed in smoke as soaring flames continued to engulf houses in this thickly populated posh locality.
Download Huge fire engulfs 27storey London tower block NNA - A huge fire engulfed a 27-storey block of flats in central London on Wednesday injuring a number of people and possibly trapping some residents inside the towering inferno.
The farce of forming a new Lebanese government should end before the flood of bloodshed that engulfs the region reaches us" Talal Salman, publisher of the Lebanese leftist daily AS SAFIR, wrote Monday.