What does the word engross mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by William Frend De Morgan
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