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entomb (someone or something) in (something)

To enclose, trap, or contain someone or something in something. We entombed the dead bird in the box before burying it in the backyard.
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entomb

someone or an animal in something to imprison someone or an animal in a tomblike enclosure. Please don't entomb me in that huge, cold office. Unknowingly, when they closed the door, they had entombed a tiny mouse in the church.
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Bury some young artists in praise, and it might entomb them at their current level.
A WOMAN who repeatedly gave birth, only to stuff her infants into a freezer or entomb them in cement-filled buckets, has been sentenced to life imprisonment.
Lead author Dr Randall Perry, of Imperial College, London, said: "If silica exists in varnish-like coatings in Martian deserts or caves, then it may entomb ancient microbes.
Their models in part must also lie in text, in language--which, however, they index only to entomb behind their synecdochic skins.
Now archaeologists working on the site wonder what happened to entomb this port 2 millennia ago.
Since to play the wax cylinders is also to erase them, their accuracy cannot be verified; the cylinders entomb the voices they are supposed to preserve.
At Commodity Refining Exchange, the company is paying to entomb copper- and lead-contaminated soil in pits similar to those at United Metal Recovery and Silver Queen.