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engross

involve, immerse, engage; to occupy completely: Their jobs engross them.; absorb: She is engrossed in her novel.; to write in a clear, formal manner, as a public document: to engross a deed; to monopolize
Not to be confused with:
engulf – envelope, bury, inundate, deluge, swamp; to swallow up in a gulf; submerge: The flood engulfed all the low-lying houses.
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en·gross

 (ĕn-grōs′)
tr.v. en·grossed, en·gross·ing, en·gross·es
1. To occupy exclusively; absorb: a novel that engrosses every reader.
2. To acquire most or all of (a commodity); monopolize (a market).
3.
a. To write or transcribe in a large, clear hand.
b. To write or print the final draft of (an official document).

[Middle English engrossen, to collect in large quantity, monopolize, from Old French engrossier, from en gros, in large quantity : en, in (from Latin in; see in-2) + gros, large; see gross. Sense 3, from Middle English engrossen, to make a finished copy of a legal document, from Anglo-Norman engrosser, from Medieval Latin ingrossāre : Latin in-, in; see en-1 + grossa, a copy in a large hand (from Late Latin grossus, thick).]

en·gross′er n.
en·gross′ment n.
Synonyms: engross, absorb, consume, preoccupy
These verbs mean to possess or control exclusively: Her reading engrosses her. Studying absorbs all my time. Fear has consumed her. Financial worries preoccupied him.
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engross

(ɪnˈɡrəʊs)
vb (tr)
1. to occupy one's attention completely; absorb
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) to write or copy (manuscript) in large legible handwriting
3. (Law) law to write or type out formally (a deed, agreement, or other document) preparatory to execution
4. (Economics) another word for corner21b
[C14 (in the sense: to buy up wholesale): from Old French en gros in quantity; C15 (in the sense: to write in large letters): probably from Medieval Latin ingrossāre; both from Latin grossus thick, gross]
enˈgrossed adj
engrossedly adv
enˈgrosser n
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en•gross

(ɛnˈgroʊs)

v.t.
1. to occupy completely, as the mind or attention; absorb: She is engrossed in her work.
2. to write or copy in a clear, attractive, large script or in a formal manner, as a public document or record: to engross a deed.
3. to acquire large quantities of (a commodity) so as to control the market; monopolize.
[1275–1325; Middle English: to gather in large quantities < Medieval Latin ingrossāre to write large < Anglo-French, Middle French en gros in quantity < Latin in + grossus]
en•gross′er, n.
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engross


Past participle: engrossed
Gerund: engrossing

Imperative
engross
engross
Present
I engross
you engross
he/she/it engrosses
we engross
you engross
they engross
Preterite
I engrossed
you engrossed
he/she/it engrossed
we engrossed
you engrossed
they engrossed
Present Continuous
I am engrossing
you are engrossing
he/she/it is engrossing
we are engrossing
you are engrossing
they are engrossing
Present Perfect
I have engrossed
you have engrossed
he/she/it has engrossed
we have engrossed
you have engrossed
they have engrossed
Past Continuous
I was engrossing
you were engrossing
he/she/it was engrossing
we were engrossing
you were engrossing
they were engrossing
Past Perfect
I had engrossed
you had engrossed
he/she/it had engrossed
we had engrossed
you had engrossed
they had engrossed
Future
I will engross
you will engross
he/she/it will engross
we will engross
you will engross
they will engross
Future Perfect
I will have engrossed
you will have engrossed
he/she/it will have engrossed
we will have engrossed
you will have engrossed
they will have engrossed
Future Continuous
I will be engrossing
you will be engrossing
he/she/it will be engrossing
we will be engrossing
you will be engrossing
they will be engrossing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been engrossing
you have been engrossing
he/she/it has been engrossing
we have been engrossing
you have been engrossing
they have been engrossing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been engrossing
you will have been engrossing
he/she/it will have been engrossing
we will have been engrossing
you will have been engrossing
they will have been engrossing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been engrossing
you had been engrossing
he/she/it had been engrossing
we had been engrossing
you had been engrossing
they had been engrossing
Conditional
I would engross
you would engross
he/she/it would engross
we would engross
you would engross
they would engross
Past Conditional
I would have engrossed
you would have engrossed
he/she/it would have engrossed
we would have engrossed
you would have engrossed
they would have engrossed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.engross - devote (oneself) fully to; "He immersed himself into his studies"
immerse, plunge - cause to be immersed; "The professor plunged his students into the study of the Italian text"
focus, pore, rivet, center, centre, concentrate - direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"
drink in, drink - be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to; "The mother drinks in every word of her son on the stage"
2.engross - consume all of one's attention or time; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
involve - occupy or engage the interest of; "His story completely involved me during the entire afternoon"
consume - engage fully; "The effort to pass the exam consumed all his energy"
rivet - hold (someone's attention); "The discovery of the skull riveted the paleontologists"
interest - excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of
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engross

verb
1. To occupy the full attention of:
2. To form letters, characters, or words on a surface with an instrument:
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engross

[ɪnˈgrəʊs] VT
1. [+ attention, person] → absorber
2. (Jur) → copiar
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engross

vt person, attentiongefangen nehmen; to become engrossed in one’s book/one’s worksich in sein Buch/seine Arbeit vertiefen; to be engrossed in one’s (own) thoughts/in conversationin Gedanken/ins Gespräch vertieft sein
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References in classic literature ?
But the Scientist of the Expedition explained that he had been so engrossed with the care of his instruments and the study of his tables that he had found no time to think of it.
Now, at the expiration of four years, during which public declarations have been constantly called forth on every point and phase of the great contest which still absorbs the attention and engrosses the energies of the nation, little that is new could be presented.
He wanted to see his flowers, too; he had the feelings of an artist, the master-piece of a rival engrossed his interest.
The desire of getting out of the reach of the Galles made us press forward with great expedition, and, indeed, fear having entirely engrossed our minds, we were perhaps less sensible of all our labours and difficulties; so violent an apprehension of one danger made us look on many others with unconcern; our pains at last found some intermission at the foot of the mountains of Duan, the frontier of Abyssinia, which separates it from the country of the Moors, through which we had travelled.
The navigation of his craft must have engrossed all the Roman's attention in the calm of a summer's day (he would choose his weather), when the single row of long sweeps (the galley would be a light one, not a trireme) could fall in easy cadence upon a sheet of water like plate-glass, reflecting faithfully the classic form of his vessel and the contour of the lonely shores close on his left hand.
So engrossed was the Butcher, he heeded them not, As he wrote with a pen in each hand, And explained all the while in a popular style Which the Beaver could well understand.
They are engrossed by every one, by Chopin Trouillefou, by the cardinal, by Coppenole, by Quasimodo, by the devil!
Poor Jones was rather a spectator of this elegant scene, than an actor in it; for though, in the short interval before the peer's arrival, Lady Bellaston first, and afterwards Mrs Fitzpatrick, had addressed some of their discourse to him; yet no sooner was the noble lord entered, than he engrossed the whole attention of the two ladies to himself; and as he took no more notice of Jones than if no such person had been present, unless by now and then staring at him, the ladies followed his example.
As a tiger doth he ever stand, on the point of springing; but I do not like those strained souls; ungracious is my taste towards all those self- engrossed ones.