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English definition of “swallow sth up”

swallow sth up

phrasal verb with swallow
 
 
/ˈswɒləʊ/ verb
to make something disappear: Many small businesses are being swallowed up by large international companies.Appearing and disappearing
(Definition of swallow sth up from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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