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English definition of “swallow up something/someone”

swallow up something/someone

phrasal verb with swallow    /ˈswɑl·oʊ/ verb
to take someone or something in so that it is destroyed or no longer independent : The company was swallowed up by a competitor . A house in Florida disappeared Thursday , as a 40-foot-wide sinkhole began swallowing it up.
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