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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On the other side, the sit-in group remained engrossed in the negative politics of allegations and falsehood.
'Talented youth was deprived of their rights by violating merit and past rulers continuously remained engrossed in loot and plunder and it will never be forgotten by the nation.' He observed that it is the need of the hour to eliminate the politics based on falsehood, chaos and baseless allegations.
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.
The defeated elements, as well as the plunderers, cannot meet our records of public service and prodigious performance.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.
POLICE were astounded to see this driver "engrossed in a book" at the 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.
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.
His writing style keeps the reader engrossed in the story.