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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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As well as Engrossed, since the start of the all-weather season Hornby has steered promising sorts such as Monoxide, Airwaves and Crackling home in novice contests for the Manton team and it is a collaboration that could well continue.
Railway police got the video the trio was recording and stated it was clear that the students were so engrossed in shooting that they failed to notice the train coming towards them.
The Federation of American Scientists has posted a copy of a Congressional Research Service report, dated May 4, confirming that the engrossed version of H.R.
followed by an exploration of the need for higher education to review its original purpose through a renaissance of new "engrossed entrepreneurial" campuses to stimulate new thought across all college curricula.
By mining historical data, Schoen exposes the brutal truth about the struggle of a culture engrossed with the morals of eugenics, women's reproductive rights and politics.
Each of the nine photographs in this show (there are ten in the series so far) features a solitary individual engrossed in the pursuit of an altered, presumably higher state of consciousness.
The Sheltons had not originally planned to ride out the storm, but they became so engrossed in being good neighbors that they ran out of time to evacuate.
OK...maybe it's for you chicas who are more engrossed in IMing and are tired of risky music sharing programs and time-consuming music downloads.
The pair arrive with their mothers at a fire department training exercise at a vacant house on Coburg Road near Willakenzie Road Friday afternoon for an impromptu lesson in fire safety but were soon engrossed in a picture book in an adjacent parking lot.
Pottenger builds image upon image so that through our understanding of people and their work we become engrossed in how the tunnel is built.
The titillation of McClintick's naming names - crooked lawyers, money-laundering bankers, inept DEA officials engrossed in petty disputes, several of whom still live in the area - has not been enough to draw people into local bookstores.