- 1entomb somebody/something (in something) to bury or completely cover somebody/something so that they cannot get out, be seen, etc. As many as 1 000 people were dead, entombed in collapsed buildings.
- 2entomb somebody/something (in something) to put a dead body in a tomb pharaohs entombed in the pyramids of Egypt Word Origin late Middle English (formerly also as intomb): from Old French entomber, from en-
BrE BrE//ɪnˈtuːm//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtuːm//[usually passive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they entomb
BrE BrE//ɪnˈtuːm//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtuːm//he / she / it entombs
BrE BrE//ɪnˈtuːmz//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtuːmz//past simple entombed
BrE BrE//ɪnˈtuːmd//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtuːmd//past participle entombed
BrE BrE//ɪnˈtuːmd//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtuːmd//-ing form entombing
BrE BrE//ɪnˈtuːmɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtuːmɪŋ//