enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing;
"The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"
- It is assumed that we have to swallow them.
- There was no arguing about that, so he picked up the bowl and downed the brew.
- He spent all his energy climbing up the hill.
- His earnings were swallowed up by lawyers' bills.
- The waves swallowed up the little boat.
- Flames licked up a row of buildings in a second.
- swallow up 吞下去