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SWALLOW UP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does swallow up mean? 

SWALLOW UP (verb)
  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 


SWALLOW UP (verb)


Sense 1swallow up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

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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