lose oneself in


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lose oneself in someone or something

to be thoroughly absorbed in someone or something; to become engrossed in someone or something. Frank loses himself in his children when he is at home. When I lose myself in my work, time just rushes by.
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lose oneself in

Become deeply absorbed or involved in, as in Doctors are notorious for losing themselves in their work. This expression alludes to becoming so absorbed as to forget oneself. [c. 1600]
See also: lose