engross

Part of speech: verb

To write in a bold, round hand; make a formal copy of.

Part of speech: verb

To occupy completely; absorb.

Part of speech: noun

Engrossment.

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Usage examples "engross":

  1. He himself had become subject to it in some slight degree, not enough, indeed, to engross his mind, yet enough to prevent any feeling of disappointment at the result of his visit. - "Berenice", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
  2. These two last days you have happened to engross the whole conversation at the great houses where I was at dinner. - "Sterne", H.D. Traill.
  3. Gradually Gwen's packet absorbed more than its fair share of the Earl's attention; finally, seemed to engross it completely. - "When Ghost Meets Ghost", William Frend De Morgan.