absorb (oneself) in (something)(redirected from absorbed themselves in)
absorb (oneself) in (something)
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. Sorry, what did you say? I guess I had absorbed myself in my painting.
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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.
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.