Meaning of “swallow up something/someone” in the English Dictionary

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swallow up something/someone

phrasal verb with swallow us /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.

(Definition of “swallow up something/someone” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)