engross in (something)

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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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Summary: The students were so engrossed in shooting that they failed to notice the train coming towards them.
He said the politician who was so-called claimant of change continuously lied to the people, leveled baseless allegations and remained engrossed in sit-ins and lockdowns; while they (PML-N) served the masses day and night and removed the darkness of load-shedding from the country.
He said that the politician who is the so-called claimant of change continuously lied to the people, levelled baseless allegations and remained engrossed in sit-ins and lockdowns whilethe ruling PML-N served the masses and removed the darkness of load-shedding from the country.
Prosecutor Shaun BartlettEvans said the camera operator was astounded to see a Ford Fiesta approach with the driver "apparently engrossed in a book which was resting on the steering wheel".
With a dozen novels' worth of fully-voiced dialogue, it's easy to become engrossed in this world.
Young readers of this engagingly entertaining picturebook will find themselves totally engrossed in the story--right down to the surprise at the end
I had what some might call an epiphany: I am completely engrossed in the physical.
the established Druids all combine to keep the reader engrossed in the story.
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.
His writing style keeps the reader engrossed in the story.
These two attendants are not actively involved, but are engrossed in their contemplative role.
Pottenger builds image upon image so that through our understanding of people and their work we become engrossed in how the tunnel is built.
I got thoroughly engrossed in planes before the age where most boys get engrossed in girls, drugs and rock 'n' roll,'' says Burt Rutan.
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.