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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 bullish engulfing pattern consists of two candlesticks.
Sleeper is unequivocal; it it that very charge that now afflicts us: "Nothing further can be gained by blaming racism as such for the mayhem engulfing poor neighborhoods.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Dec 30 (ANI): The cold wave continues to intensify in the national capital, with a blanket of fog engulfing the region, leading to disruption of normal life.
The researchers hypothesized that the problem might be that dendritic cells simply have trouble engulfing and retaining parts of cancerous cells.
More than 22 firefighters spent 90 minutes trying to stop the blaze from engulfing neighboring businesses.
A bowl of meths exploded and the fireball blew across the garden engulfing 25 children and their parents.
However, the reason of the fire engulfing is not yet confirmed.
PHOTO (1--Color) Firefighter Amy Midgett retreats from a wall of flames engulfing foliage along U.
Soon these microvilli disappear and tiny blisters spring up in their place, engulfing the bacterial invaders.
There's no explanation for the whole thing,'' said neighbor Tim Cushing, who called 911 when he saw flames engulfing his neighbor's porch.