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English verb: engross

1. engross (cognition) devote (oneself) fully to


SamplesHe immersed himself into his studies.


Synonymsabsorb, engulf, immerse, plunge, soak up, steep


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)center, centre, concentrate, focus, pore, rivet


Narrower (hyponym)drink, drink in


Verb groupimmerse, plunge

2. engross (cognition) consume all of one's attention or time


SamplesHer interest in butterflies absorbs her completely.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to engross Sue


Synonymsabsorb, engage, occupy


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)interest


Narrower (hyponym)consume, involve, rivet









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