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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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Based on findings from the mixed methods, Subject 7 is estimated to have barely reached the level of engrossment in the Wheel of Immersion.
Various parts of the city of New York, the busy man's engrossment in his busy-ness, make up the major part of the film .
Cada um dos pais pereceu estar vivenciando o engrossment a sua maneira (Oiberman, 1994).
While data enlisted under "Feelings" reflected a singular theme and thus rechristened as active engrossment, the data coagulated under "Antecedents" was separable to two themes again which were named as--perceived autonomy and perceived trust.
These injuries are, in part, a consequence of the repetitive nature of the games; the rapid decelerations associated with aggressive gameplay with little resistance from the Wii remote that can result in significant eccentric loading leading to ultrastructural damage [38]; and the engrossment of the player, where unlike with real sports, physical strength and endurance are not likely to be limiting factors.
In Bandura's (1994) understanding, high self-efficacy "fosters intrinsic interest and deep engrossment in activities" (p.
This theory postulates that efficacious individuals have intrinsic interest and deep engrossment in activities.
Such an efficacious outlook fosters intrinsic interest and deep engrossment in activities (Bandura 1997).
Averill and Towle chaired, in 1921 and 1923, respectively the Committee on Engrossment.
The 1951 essay, Othello: An Essay to Illustrate a Method', elaborates the notion of sexual love as property or (Burke's favourite word) engrossment, by using the Enclosure Acts as a social and political analogue.
Recent work on time shows how Victorian engrossment in linear progressive temporality focused upon scientific and technological developments of the first half of the century, and their popular dissemination and application: Charles Lyell's Principles of Geology, the second law of thermodynamics, Darwin's Origin of Species, the railroad and its clock, the factory and its assembly line, the relative affordability of the pocket watch and mantle clock.
If they adopt the ethic of care proposed by Noddings (2005b), they are asked to become teachers who are characterized by receptiviness, relatedness, and engrossment.
Marvell, we are told by John Milward, another diarist, was one of the speakers against the renewal, and on March 30 he was the only speaker who opposed it when it was brought in for engrossment (225, 238).
Strong engrossment in striving for goals, connected with little ability to focus on the present moment, can involve the phenomenon defined as escalation of expectations (Csikszentmihalyi, 1999).
Moreover, the word is worshipped by the Jewish poet, by Op-pen especially, through his fetishization of it as the scene into which the god finally appears; this engrossment in language, especially in writing, involves presenting language within the context of death, silence, and the blank visual field on the page of a book.