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English verb: engulf

1. engulf (cognition) devote (oneself) fully to


SamplesHe immersed himself into his studies.


Synonymsabsorb, engross, immerse, plunge, soak up, steep


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)center, centre, concentrate, focus, pore, rivet


Narrower (hyponym)drink, drink in


Verb groupimmerse, plunge

2. engulf (contact) flow over or cover completely


SamplesThe bright light engulfed him completely.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)enclose, enfold, envelop, enwrap, wrap









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