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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter" [syn: immerse, swallow, swallow up, bury, eat up]

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. If one thing is swallowed up by another, it becomes part of the first thing and no longer has a separate identity of its own. During the 1980s monster publishing houses started to swallow up smaller companies. PHRASAL VERB: V P n (not pron), also V n P 2. If something swallows up money or resources, it uses them entirely while giving very little in return. A seven-day TV ad campaign could swallow up the best part of 50,000... Farmers could see a quarter of their income swallowed up by the interest rate rise. PHRASAL VERB: V P n (not pron), V-ed P, also V n P 3. If a person or thing is swallowed up by something, they disappear into it so that you cannot see them any more. He headed back towards the flea market and was quickly swallowed up in the crowd... Weeds had swallowed up the garden. PHRASAL VERB: be V-ed P, V P n (not pron), also V n P

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

Absorb, engulf, destroy, swallow, suck in, suck up.

Moby Thesaurus

ablate, absorb, assimilate, bleed white, bring to ruin, burn up, condemn, confound, consume, damn, deal destruction, decimate, deplete, depredate, desolate, despoil, destroy, devastate, devour, digest, dissolve, drain, drain of resources, eat, eat up, engorge, erode, exhaust, expend, finish, finish off, gobble, gobble up, gut, gut with fire, havoc, impoverish, incinerate, ingest, lay in ruins, lay waste, ravage, ruin, ruinate, shipwreck, spend, squander, suck dry, swallow, throw into disorder, unleash destruction, unleash the hurricane, upheave, use up, vandalize, vaporize, waste, waste away, wear away, wrack, wreak havoc, wreck



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