Definitions

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  • v. To swallow up; devour utterly; engulf.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To swallow up.

Etymologies

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From Middle English forswolewen, forswoluwen, forswolȝen, forswalȝen, forswelȝen, from Old English forswelgan, forswilgan ("to swallow up, devour, consume, absorb"), from Proto-Germanic *farswelganan, *fraswelganan (“to devour”), from Proto-Germanic *fra- + *swelganan (“to swallow”), equivalent to for- +‎ swallow. Cognate with Dutch verzwelgen ("to engulf, swallow up"), Middle Low German vorswelgen ("to swallow up"), Middle High German verswelgen ("to swallow up"). More at for-, swallow.

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