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obsess

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishobsessob‧sess /əbˈses/ ●○○ verb  1 [transitive]OBSESSION if something or someone obsesses you, you think or worry about them all the time and you cannot think about anything else – used to show disapprovalbe obsessed by/with something/somebody A lot of young girls are obsessed by their weight. Jody’s been obsessed with some lifeguard for months. Grammar Obsess is usually passive in this meaning.2 be obsessing about/over something/somebody→ See Verb table
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obsessSome women obsess about their thighs and stomachs.The longer you provide wifely comforts while he obsesses about this woman, the worse it's going to be.Will the next millennium see man obsessed by athletic entertainment to the exclusion of other kinds of culture?The intermittent, flickering reality that obsesses Gael is, from the Catholic perspective, itself but a delusion.The idea that she was being punished began to obsess her.The more our rational faculty is suppressed, the more obsessed we are by it.It was the side that seemed unnecessarily obsessed with the dark, seedy side of life.Arax, then 15, became obsessed with the murder, which was never solved.And he becomes obsessed with this tape.Sabich is obsessed, you said.be obsessed by/with something/somebodyFundamentalists were obsessed with doctrinal purity.No wonder Laimonis was obsessed by her.We suffer a great handicap in dealing with a Government who are obsessed with secrecy.Company executives grumble that analysts are obsessed with short-term performance at the expense of long-term growth and profitability.I think all women are obsessed with something, and it's due to the media.Finally, it is not Labour and the trade unions who are obsessed with strikes but the media.By then, the prosecutor said, Lawhone was obsessed with the girl and began asking friends to help kidnap her.For a long time he was obsessed by the image of them in bed together.
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Verb table
obsess
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyobsess
he, she, itobsesses
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyobsessed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave obsessed
he, she, ithas obsessed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad obsessed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill obsess
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have obsessed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam obsessing
he, she, itis obsessing
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you, we, theyare obsessing
Past
I, he, she, itwas obsessing
you, we, theywere obsessing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been obsessing
he, she, ithas been obsessing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been obsessing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be obsessing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been obsessing
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