absorb (oneself) in

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absorb (oneself) in

To occupy or preoccupy oneself completely with activity or pursuit. Greg absorbed himself in video games every day after school. I wanted to impress Juliet, so I absorbed myself in music by her favorite band.
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absorb someone in(to) something

[of a person or a group of people] to include someone in all the activities of the group; to integrate someone into something. The club absorbed the new members into the organization.
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absorb something in(to) something

[of matter or substance] to draw something into itself. The sponge absorbed all the moisture into its fibers.
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absorb oneself in someone or something

Fig. [for someone] to become very interested or preoccupied with something or someone else's interests. Tom would often absorb himself in his children's activities on weekends.
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Companies such as Talegen, which had been a top 10 writer of commercial lines in the 1980s, went out of business, while other notable leaders were absorbed in acquisitions.
6 million square feet absorbed in New Jersey during the past 12 months.
Postwar Germany, absorbed in rebuilding and mesmerized by its prodigious Wirtschaftswunder, deliberately forgetful of both the horrors it had caused (Auschwitz, etc.
However, we must acknowledge that, in these days where much pleasure is gained by those who spend hours absorbed in the sort of public disclosure and pulp fiction that take place on daily talk shows such as Maury Povich, Racki Lake, Geraldo, and Montel Williams, Lester's novel should provide more than sufficient intrigue.
But because light could be made to disappear (by being absorbed in a black cloth, for example), Newton may have suspected that the constituents of matter too could be created and destroyed, says Wilczek.