Definition: surround and swallow up
Definition: surround and swallow up
Sentences Containing 'engulf'
As the high watery walls came rolling in, and, at their highest, tumbled into surf, they looked as if the least would engulf the town.
One follows the mast and its rigging and leads the viewer's eye towards an approaching wave that threatens to engulf the raft, while the second, composed of reaching figures, leads to the distant silhouette of the "Argus", the ship that eventually rescued the survivors.
Neutrophils have a preference to engulf refined carbohydrate (glucose, fructose, sucrose, honey and orange juice) over bacteria.
In 1973 Sanchez et al. found that the neutrophil phagocytic capacity to engulf bacteria is affected when simple sugars are digested.
And fasting strengthens the neutrophils phagocytic capacity to engulf bacteria.
In 2007 researchers at the Whitehead Institute of Biomedical Research found that even amongst just a selection of sugars, neutrophils can again be picky and engulf preferred sugars.
There are also examples of macrophagus hoplonemerteans that engulf the entire prey after paralyzing it with a blow by the stylet.
The worst fear envisaged a civil war which would engulf not just Northern Ireland, but also the Republic of Ireland and Scotland, both of which had major links with either or both communities.
The 'trials' included dropping the Hilux from a crane, setting the vehicle on fire, crashing it into a tree, driving it through a big shed (with a sign which said 'Top Gear Production Office'), leaving it in the Bristol Channel tethered to the jetty at Burnham on Sea and waiting for the tide to engulf it, dropping a caravan on it, slamming it with a wrecking ball, and finally having it hoisted to the roof of a tower-block that was subsequently demolished with explosives.
This donation comes about because some keratinocytes may engulf the end of the melanocyte pseudopodia, which contain many melanosomes.
The wind blows seeds in tiny cracks in the structures, from which plants and trees will grow that will eventually engulf the building.
Rob and his friends board a boat, where they are trapped inside while Walt and his crew engulf the boat in flames.
Microsoft, the PC King, Wants to Reign Over the Internet", in which writer John Markoff said, "Rather than merely embrace and extend the Internet, the company's critics now fear, Microsoft intends to engulf it."
Meanwhile, The High watches a burning New York City engulf by the sea from on top of the Statue of Liberty.
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More Vocab Wordsprevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
assumption - something taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of; Ex. her assumption of power; V. assume
ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
chuckle - laugh quietly
exodus - departure (of a large number of people)
endearment - fond word or act; expression of affection
cathartic - purgative; medicine that causes the bowels to empty; ADJ.
satyr - half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus (resembling a goat), portrayed as wanton(unrestrained) and cunning; lecher; CF. faun; CF. goat: lecherous man
immolate - offer or kill as a sacrifice (by fire)
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty