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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يَتَوارى، يَخْتَفي تماما
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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
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(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.
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Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell yesterday announced plans which clear the way for English media giants to swallow up SMG.