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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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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.
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The pair arrived with their mothers for a fire department training exercise at a vacant house on Coburg Road near Willakenzie Road on Friday afternoon for an impromptu lesson in fire safety but were soon engrossed in a picture book in an adjacent parking lot.
Ruby Kulles, 7, is engrossed in an illustrated children's book from the International Children's Digital Library (ICDL) Foundation.
Rather, you're engrossed in an enriching experience that exercises your problem-solving skills and enhances your social intelligence
the established Druids all combine to keep the reader engrossed in the story.
It's impossible not to be engrossed by the movie's atmosphere of doom.
She does not contemplate the carnation (the "pink"), usually an emblem of love, but looks within, in silence, quiet and engrossed.
His writing style keeps the reader engrossed in the story.
Engrossed in fiction, the actor-dancers lose themselves to their more compelling film characters, who ultimate threaten to trap them for eternity in reconstructed celluloid world.
With no initial sign-up fees or monthly charges, the general business community, including established industry leaders, household company names, and everyday business owners, are becoming more engrossed with the advanced live negotiating technology offered by the LMM v5.
His delivery is deliberate and well paced, bringing the listeners into the multi-layered, suspenseful novel and keeping them engrossed.
These two attendants are not actively involved, but are engrossed in their contemplative role.
I got thoroughly engrossed in planes before the age where most boys get engrossed in girls, drugs and rock 'n' roll,'' says Burt Rutan.
1502, a still from the '60s science-fiction film Fantastic Voyage, 1966, a magazine photo of scientists pondering objects (undoubtedly lifted from a National Geographic), and a well-known shot of Marcel Duchamp engrossed in a game of chess, all occupied the same domain because they described related object-oriented activities.