Translation of engulf in Spanish:

engulf

envolver, v.

Pronunciation /ɪnˈɡʌlf//ɪnˈɡəlf//ɛnˈɡəlf//ɛnˈɡʌlf/

transitive verb

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    (fire/waves/flames) envolver
    (lava) sepultar
    (feeling) asaltar
    war engulfed the country el país se sumió en la guerra
    • He recalled how just the sight of his daughter in the early years had brought his grief flooding to the surface where it had threatened to engulf him.
    • A woman was plucked from a car seconds before it was engulfed in flames.
    • Pedestrians were stopped in their tracks and cars came to standstill as the huge blanket of smoke threatened to engulf the whole town.
    • When they arrived on the scene, the house was engulfed in flames with the blaze having spread to the upstairs area of the family home.
    • The family's terrace house was quickly engulfed in flames.
    • Its corridors were engulfed in choking smoke as the fire took hold.
    • All of a sudden the place was engulfed in massive red and yellow flames.
    • She would not allow herself to wallow in the misery that had been threatening to engulf her since his death.
    • As she opens her son's wardrobe a wave of emotion engulfs her and her expression becomes a mixture of love and anguish.
    • The place was already engulfed in flames when he and his roommate Jerome awoke.
    • Loren fought the feeling of helpless panic that threatened to engulf him.
    • The rain stopped and the sun crept out, engulfing the whole garden with its pale gold afternoon light.
    • Teachers, students and parents stood behind yellow police tape and watched dumbfounded as their school was engulfed in amber flames.
    • When the police arrived 20 minutes later, the bus was still engulfed in flames, which hampered rescue efforts.
    • Within minutes, however, the entire city was engulfed in a torrent of rain - easily one of the heaviest in recent times.
    • The room was spinning probably due to lack of food and injury, closing her eyes to block out the sickness threatening to engulf her - it was hot in the room, really hot.
    • In three minutes, the club was engulfed in flames.
    • Consider the unprecedented scenes of anarchy and chaos that engulfed Britain last Monday night.
    • After failing to get to the girls, Waddington ran from her home screaming to the neighbours for help just before the house was completely engulfed in flames and smoke.
    • This caused a catastrophic flood that engulfed the whole island.
    • Overwhelming relief and joy engulfed Jason upon seeing her and he took a step forward.
    • The bus driver and two passengers fled from the bus seconds before it was engulfed in flames in St George's Road, last week.
    • A deep, overwhelming wave of emotion engulfed me, and I felt tears well in my eyes.
    • Rose went and sat down, as the memories threatened to engulf her.
    • His infectious enthusiasm and energy engulfs players and supporters alike.
    • Are these a coincidence, or has an evil force engulfed the town?
    • However, the country was soon engulfed in a bloody civil war in which one million people lost their lives out of a population of 14 million.
    • My mind was sending too many thoughts, too many flashes and words, too much for me to take in, fatigue threatening to engulf me.
    • He said by the time he arrived home, his entire house was engulfed in flames.
    • Mr Swales said flames were coming out of the front door and the living room was engulfed in fire.