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  1. engulf

    • IPA[ɪnˈɡʌlf]

    英式

    • v.
      (of a natural force) sweep over (something) so as to surround or cover it completely;eat or swallow (something) whole
    • verb: engulf, 3rd person present: engulfs, gerund or present participle: engulfing, past tense: engulfed, past participle: engulfed

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. (of a natural force) sweep over (something) so as to surround or cover it completely the cafe was engulfed in flames Europe might be engulfed by war
    • eat or swallow (something) whole the toad can engulf nestling birds
    • 2. powerfully affect (someone); overwhelm a feeling of anguish so great that it threatened to engulf him
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    • IPA[inˈɡəlf]

    美式

    • v.
      (of a natural force) sweep over (something) so as to surround or cover it completely: the cafe was engulfed in flames Europe might be engulfed by war

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