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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This monograph is the first English-language work to study the entombed epitaph across the early medieval period (200-600 CE).
In Aida, Verdi's heroine is not actually dead at the end, but is entombed with her lover and definitely does not look set to do an Uma Thurman and kick her way out of it.
More than 50 people were killed in a massive rockslide which flattened homes in a Cairo shantytown, a security official said yesterday, with yet more bodies pulled from the rubble two days after the tragedy.Many other bodies are feared entombed in the debris after giant boulders crushed dozens of homes in the shantytown of Manshiyet Nasser on Saturday, burying whole families.As four more corpses were pulled out of the rubble, rising as high as 15 metres, a security official said the official casualty toll stood at 51 dead and 57 injured.Television reports suggested as many as 500 people could still be missing.
They said the women were still breathing as they were entombed in Baba Kot, a remote village in the Jafferabad region, 200 miles from Quetta.
Rescue teams from Hamstead, Tankerley and Altofts in Yorkshire tried valiantly to save the entombed men and one rescuer, John Welsby, died in the attempt.
Accomplished author Jeremy Robinson presents Raising the Past, a suspenseful novel about the discovery of an ancient artifact, entombed within ice and the carcass of an elephant for ten thousand years, left behind by an advanced civilization.
Rhodri realizes that his destiny is to rescue the men entombed in Homeira's stone cave, recover his father's heart, and find Excalibur, the famous sword of King Arthur.
Matthew Gill, manager of the century-old Beaconsfield Gold Mine in Tasmania state, said Brant Webb, aged 37, and Todd Russell, aged 34, were given the digital music players as they entered their eighth day entombed under tons of rocks that fell on the cage they were working in following an April 25 earthquake.
AN AUSTRIAN woman who stuffed the bodies of two of her four babies in a freezer and entombed two others in plastic buckets filled with cement was yesterday convicted of three counts of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.
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The deceased are ensconced in steel caskets lined with plush upholstery, then entombed in concrete vaults, as if to prevent decay.
In this series Genzken traced the most seductive--i.e., rigorous--designs of what was then-contemporary Japanese stereo equipment (in manifest opposition to the Becher school's fixation on architecture) as a visual regime in which all avant-garde aspirations for the transformation of everyday life now lay entombed.
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Mackenzie became ill with sepsis, and instructed his brother Edward to construct a pyramid vault so he could be entombed above ground - thus cheating the Devil, who said he would only take his soul after he'd lain in the soil.