Engross - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪnˈɡrəʊs|  American pronunciation of the word engross
Brit.  |ɪnˈɡrəʊs|  British pronunciation of the word engross


- devote (oneself) fully to (syn: absorb, engulf, immerse, plunge, steep)
- consume all of one's attention or time (syn: absorb, engage, occupy)


...a mystery story that will engross readers all the way to the surprise ending...

The scene was stunning, and for a time engrossed all our attention.

Take your mind off it by engrossing yourself in a good book.

Dad was engrossed in the paper.

Who's that guy Ally's been engrossed in conversation with all night?

Word forms

I/you/we/they: engross
he/she/it: engrosses
present participle: engrossing
past tense: engrossed
past participle: engrossed
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