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engross someone in something

to occupy someone's time or thinking with something. You can't expect me to engross Tom in my work. We were all engrossed in what the speaker had to say.
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The result is an engrossing military sci-fi drama that will engross a wide audience.
Told in the first person, The Ape In The Tree will engross not just scientists but also non-specialist general readers interested in evolutionary science.
Each page drips with sensual, brazen dialogue that will engross you so thoroughly you won't see the twists and turns of the mysterious plot coming.