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engross

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishengrossen‧gross /ɪnˈɡrəʊs $ -ˈɡroʊs/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 INTERESTEDif something engrosses you, it interests you so much that you do not notice anything else 🔊 The scene was stunning, and for a time engrossed all our attention.engross yourself in something 🔊 Take your mind off it by engrossing yourself in a good book.engrossed adjective 🔊 Dad was engrossed in the paper. 🔊 Who’s that guy Ally’s been engrossed in conversation with all night?engrossing adjective→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
engrossBoth these areas of the mind grow rapidly and engross a person's thoughts.I was constantly engrossed by the problems of time, space, quality, and the other categories of reason.They want to be engrossed by your speech; they want the occasion to be a success.Then, discarding me like a broken toy, they clustered around Fred Kowalski, engrossed in baseball cards.Mattie grunted abstractedly, totally engrossed in peering at the various plastic containers and bowls in the refrigerator.She waved, but Dawn didn't see her, being too engrossed in stuffing the flowers into a large carrier bag.Fifty years later, it provides a remarkably smooth and engrossing ride to its tragic destination.She'd been so engrossed that she hadn't heard him come in.The murder trial had engrossed the small northern Ohio city for months.engrossed inHe paused at the directory exhibited near a desk where a brown-uniformed guard sat, engrossed in a newspaper.He checked the door of the church was locked and stood engrossed in his own thoughts about Cranston.Later, at home, he'd sat engrossed in his work.Their great protector was miles away, engrossed in Parcheesi.Mattie grunted abstractedly, totally engrossed in peering at the various plastic containers and bowls in the refrigerator.When she became engrossed in some new work he made her preoccupation an excuse for drawing away from her.I soon found myself engrossed in the history of the valley; tales and stories of the turbulent times of Border wars.Low Machs become engrossed in the other individuals' needs, while neglecting their own needs.
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Verb table
engross
Simple Form
Present
theyengross
itengrosses
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Past
it, theyengrossed
Present perfect
theyhave engrossed
ithas engrossed
Past perfect
it, theyhad engrossed
Future
it, theywill engross
Future perfect
it, theywill have engrossed
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Continuous Form
Present
theyare engrossing
itis engrossing
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Past
theywere engrossing
itwas engrossing
Present perfect
theyhave been engrossing
ithas been engrossing
Past perfect
it, theyhad been engrossing
Future
it, theywill be engrossing
Future perfect
it, theywill have been engrossing
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