absorb (oneself) in(redirected from absorbed themselves in)
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.
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.
absorb something in(to) something
[of matter or substance] to draw something into itself. The sponge absorbed all the moisture into its fibers.
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.