entomb

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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.
References in classic literature ?
The disease which had thus entombed the lady in the maturity of youth, had left, as usual in all maladies of a strictly cataleptical character, the mockery of a faint blush upon the bosom and the face, and that suspiciously lingering smile upon the lip which is so terrible in death.
Each word of the slowly-changing language, in which the history is supposed to be written, being more or less different in the interrupted succession of chapters, may represent the apparently abruptly changed forms of life, entombed in our consecutive, but widely separated formations.
Remembering that it opened outwards, he knew that every spark which fell upon the heap, and in the act lost its bright life, and died an ugly speck of dust and rubbish, helped to entomb him in a living grave.
"You are about to hear," said Aramis, "an account which few indeed could now avouch; for it refers to a secret which they imagined buried with the dead, entombed in the abyss of the confessional."
"The king, monsieur," sadly replied the young man, "is he who is on the throne, who is not in prison; and who, on the other hand, can cause others to be entombed there.
The amber nodule that entombs the newly described Melittosphex burmensis was among 100-million-year-old rocks in northern Myanmar.