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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
|Sense 1||swallow up [BACK TO TOP]|
Enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing
Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter
Hypernyms (to "swallow up" is one way to...):
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something
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