swallow up

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Related to swallow up: for the most part, wreak havoc
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Verb1.swallow up - enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"
inclose, shut in, close in, enclose - surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence"
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w>swallow up

vt sep (fig)verschlingen; the mist/darkness seemed to swallow them upder Nebel/die Dunkelheit schien sie zu verschlucken; I wished the ground would open and swallow me upich hätte vor Scham in den Boden versinken können


(ˈswoləu) verb
1. to allow to pass down the throat to the stomach. Try to swallow the pill; His throat was so painful that he could hardly swallow.
2. to accept (eg a lie or insult) without question or protest. You'll never get her to swallow that story!
an act of swallowing.
swallow one's pride
to behave humbly eg by making an apology.
swallow up
to cause to disappear completely. She was swallowed up in the crowd.
References in classic literature ?
The disdainful ocean did not open wide to swallow up my audacity, though the ship, the ridiculous and ancient GALERE of my folly, the old, weary, disenchanted sugar-waggon, seemed extremely disposed to open out and swallow up as much salt water as she could hold.
No, let the earth open and swallow her own dirt (if I had millions of acres I would say it) rather than swallow up my dear glorious friend.
In the wake of Muller's successful bid to swallow up Robert Wiseman Dairies, Dairy Crest is now a takeover target, analysts have claimed.