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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to overwhelm)
a. envolver
The fuel tank exploded and flames engulfed the vehicle.El tanque de combustible se explotó y las llamas envolvieron el vehículo.
b. sepultar
Lava engulfed the town of Parangaricutiro, but all of the people escaped with their lives.La lava supultó el pueblo de Parangaricutiro, pero toda la gente se escapó con vida.
c. tragar
A wildfire engulfed her home and she barely made it out alive.Un fuego sin control tragó su casa y apenas pudo salir con vida.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Melissa was engulfed by depression after the death of her dog.Melissa se sumió en la depresión tras la muerte de su perro.
The topic of immigration engulfed the national dialogue running up to the elections.El dialogo nacional se sumió en el tema de la inmigración en el período previo a las elecciones.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (of waves, flames)
a. devorar
she was engulfed by despairse sumió en la desesperación
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engulf [ɪnˈɡʌlf]
transitive verb
(swallow up) tragar; (immerse) sumergir; hundir
to be engulfed by quedar sumergido bajo; she felt engulfed by her grief se sentía abrumada or hundida por el desconsuelo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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