swallow up

swallow up
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (company, country)
a. absorber
swallow up
transitive verb
[+savings] agotar; consumir; [+sea] tragar
the mist swallowed them up la niebla los envolvió; they were soon swallowed up in the darkness al poco desaparecieron en la oscuridad or se los tragó la oscuridad; I wish the ground would open and swallow me up! ¡trágame tierra!
he wished the ground would open up and swallow him up
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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