engulf in (something)

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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 collision on the elevated, a panic scramble of the uninjured out upon the trestle over the street, a step on the third rail, and Harry Del Mar was engulfed in the Nothingness which men know as death and which is nothingness in so far as such engulfed ones never reappear nor walk the ways of life again.
A BLAZING Christmas tree, engulfed in flames within seconds, shows the dangers they can pose.
David Thompson, area operations manager, said: "It appears to have been much wetter this year, compared to the same time last year when we were engulfed in sunshine during May.
Three teenagers who were engulfed in a ``fireball'' inside a car where they had been inhaling aerosol spray to get high in Highland Park remained in the hospital Sunday, authorities said.
Even now, months later, FEMA is engulfed in scandal, with billions of dollars in Katrina aid still being squandered and siphoned off into various private coffers instead of reaching the intended victims.
Hunter's book paints a picture of a continent about to be engulfed in social, economic, and political chaos, all because of 1 small retrovirus.
The building, which is used for sports events, weddings and christenings, was engulfed in flames upon arrival and, despite brave efforts to quell the fire, the club was destroyed.
Well-ordered arguments and logic for the illogical, and the consummate irresponsibility of playing with the lives of anonymous people who are either sent off to die or will be engulfed in battles, become the rule for a self-contained leadership that in each nation feeds itself information that in the end reflects its desires, interests, and illusions.
3] and SiC inclusions in hypoeutectic Al-Si alloys nucleate pores, while in hypereutectic alloys the particle is engulfed in the primary silicon phase.
LANCASTER - Two sheriff's deputies stationed in Lancaster were hailed as heroes for pulling an unconscious man from a car engulfed in flames, officials said.
STAFF at a Nuneaton sheltered housing complex are urging elderly people to be on their guard after one of their residents saw her bedroom engulfed in flames.
Saturday and found his house engulfed in flames with his wife, mother-in-law, daughter and son trapped inside.
Zaki Gordon, 22, who was driving a sport-utility vehicle, died when his vehicle became engulfed in flames, CHP Officer Frank Sansone said.
The front porch was engulfed in flames, and they were going up to the roof,'' said Cushing, who found a neighbor's garden hose and with other residents began dousing the flames with water.
The vehicle reportedly was fully engulfed in flames,'' said Deputy Angie Prewett.