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engross in (something)

To capture and hold someone's interest in something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "engross" and "in." Dad is engrossed in fixing the car, so he can't talk right now. Although dad tries to engross me in auto repairs, they're just not interesting to me. I'm sorry I didn't call you back—I got engrossed in a movie.
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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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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.