I was in my English practice time when I saw the verb 'to engulf'. I didn’t know its meaning, so I looked it up, and I found this:
"If an unpleasant feeling engulfs you, you feel it very strongly"
"To completely surround or cover something"
– Longman exams coach
"To surround and cover something or someone completely
– Cambridge Dictionary
So, with these definitions in mind, I headed to the text I was reading to understand its meaning inside a proper context. The sentence was:
It’s a simple question that has consumed many Australians since the nation’s cricket team was engulfed in a cheating scandal in South Africa.
From what I could understand, to be engulfed in means to be covered or surrounded by something, but I can’t seem to grasp it inside this sentence. Was the team sorrounded by the news of having cheated? Could this be understood this way or does it have another meaning?