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British English: obsession /əbˈsɛʃən/ NOUN
If you say that someone has an obsession with someone or something, you feel they are spending too much of their time thinking about that person or thing.
...his lifelong obsession with physical fitness.
- American English: obsession
- Arabic: اسْتِحْوَاذُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: obsessão
- Chinese: 着迷
- Croatian: opsesija
- Czech: utkvělá myšlenka
- Danish: besættelse
- Dutch: obsessie
- European Spanish: obsesión
- Finnish: pakkomielle
- French: obsession
- German: Besessenheit
- Greek: έμμονη ιδέα
- Italian: ossessione
- Japanese: 執着
- Korean: 집념
- Norwegian: besettelse
- Polish: obsesja
- European Portuguese: obsessão
- Romanian: obsesie
- Russian: навязчивая идея
- Spanish: obsesión
- Swedish: besatthet
- Thai: การครอบงำจิตใจ
- Turkish: takıntı
- Ukrainian: одержимість
- Vietnamese: sự ám ảnh
Definition of obsession from the Collins English Dictionary
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