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 Dictionary entry overview: What does swallow up mean? 

  The verb SWALLOW UP has 1 sense:

1. enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing

  Familiarity information: SWALLOW UP used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1swallow up [BACK TO TOP]


Enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging


swallow up; eat up; immerse; swallow; bury

Context example:

The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter

Hypernyms (to "swallow up" is one way to...):

close in; enclose; inclose; shut in (surround completely)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

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