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immerse (oneself, someone, or something) in (something)

1. Literally, to fully submerge someone or something in a liquid. Is it safe to immerse this stuffed animal? I'd really like to wash it. If Susie's scared of the ocean, don't just immerse her in it!
2. To fully devote one's attention to something. In this usage, the phrase can also be used reflexively. I'm going to France this summer to immerse myself in French culture. Paul's grades got much better once he immersed himself in his studies.
3. To cause someone's attention to be fully absorbed in or by something. I think showing the kids a movie could help to immerse them in the language a little more.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

immerse someone or something in something

1. Lit. to submerge someone or something beneath the surface of a liquid; to soak someone or something in a liquid. The preacher immersed the baptism candidate in the water. We immersed all the dirty plates in the soapy water and left them to soak. She immersed herself in the bathwater.
2. Fig. to saturate or steep someone or a group in information or some type of instruction. The trainers immersed us in details day after day. The teachers will immerse the entire class in nothing but the Spanish language, day after day.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

immerse in

1. To submerge someone or something in some liquid: The cook immersed the dishes in hot water.
2. To involve someone completely in something: The teacher immersed the students in every aspect of mathematics. I immersed myself in the family business.
See also: immerse
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Visiting other countries is a great way to try new foods, meet new and interesting people and immerse oneself in cultures that are entirely different from one's own.
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Anecdotally, anyone who enjoys reading will likely derive some form of emotional or psychological benefit from their literary pastime, whether it's the opportunity to immerse oneself in another world, draw inspiration from the characters portrayed or simply have a bit of "me time".
Simply to bask in the company of your loved ones, and immerse oneself in an experience as such where there is no other way to turn to but to "home," it is a bonding experience like no other I am glad I embarked on.
The Japanese have a term for this: shinrin-yoku, or "forest bathing." They have long understood that being in a forest is to immerse oneself in grace and beauty and to feel the healing power that exists in the exhalations of the trees.
The first part of "Patterns of Power" introduces a vibrant approach to grammar instruction and sets up what is needed to immerse oneself in this special and effective process by inviting students to experiment and play with language.
With VR technology, actual site visits to fully immerse oneself in the property is no longer required as a high-quality and fully interactive image allows buyers to experience what it is like to be in the property for sale.
Davis's passion for jazz piano as well as his experience as a music educator is obvious beginning with the first chapter, "Getting Started," though his affirming writing style and encouragement to immerse oneself in listening to jazz.
It provides a wonderful opportunity to immerse oneself in nature and engage in age-old activities including traditional farming with a buffalo Bill, net fishing, gold panning and much more.
Summary: Perhaps the most efficient way to understand something is to fully immerse oneself in it.
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But people come to Nakhl for two reasons: One, to scan the ship-like Nakhl fort standing majestically within a gorge and hemmed by the mountains around it; two, to immerse oneself in the lap of natrure amidst the hot springs of Nakhl.