[v] engross (oneself) fully; "He immersed himself into his studies"
[v] cause to be immersed; "The professor plunged his students into the study of the Italian text"
[v] Thrust or throw into; "Immerse yourself in the hot water"
[v] enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"
absorb, bury, eat up, engross, engross, engulf, plunge, plunge, soak up, steep, swallow, swallow up