Examples of engulf in a Sentence
The valley was engulfed in a thick fog.
high waves from the hurricane engulfed large areas of the coastal community
Recent Examples of engulf from the Web
ANGER over the inferno which engulfed Grenfell Tower on June 14th, killing at least 80 people, continues to smoulder.
Gary Kmetz, a nine-year veteran of the Pocatello Fire Department, said that by the time crews arrived at Bitterroot Drive, the residence owned by Lynn Black at 888 Bitterroot was entirely engulfed in flames.
Arkansas received the only other first-place vote followed by Texas A&M, Mississippi State and Hugh Freeze’s postseason-banned and controversy-engulfed Mississippi team.
The arson spree continued a week later when a fire engulfed the administration building at Oak Crest Middle School on Oct. 29, causing the office’s roof and ceiling to partially collapse, authorities said.
As war engulfed the country, nearly 2 million South Sudanese have become refugees.
In October 1976, a total solar eclipse engulfed southern Australia and the city of Melbourne in darkness.
Half of the building was engulfed in flames when fire crews arrived.
For Volkswagen, those invoices have recently been supersized, befitting the scope of the diesel cheating scandal that has engulfed the company and prompted the recall of approximately 590,000 vehicles in the United States.
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First Known Use of engulf
ENGULF Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of engulf for English Language Learners
: to flow over and cover (someone or something)
ENGULF Defined for Kids
Definition of engulf for Students
1 : to flow over and cover or surround The town was engulfed by the flood.
2 : to be overwhelmed by He was engulfed by fear.
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