Sinonimi inglese britannico
(verbo ) 
Definition
to fill the thoughts or mind of (someone) to the exclusion of other things
a question that continues to preoccupy the more serious papers
Sinonimi
absorb
a second career which absorbed her more completely than acting ever had
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occupy
I had other matters to occupy me that day.
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grip
The whole nation was gripped by the dramatic story.
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consume
I was consumed by fear.
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obsess
Thoughts of revenge obsessed him.
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distract
I took out a book and tried to distract myself.
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enthral
Children and adults alike are enthralled by his stories.
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engross
There's something about them which engrosses the public.
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become an obsession with

sinonimi aggiuntivi

in the sense of consume
Definition
to obsess
I was consumed by fear.
in the sense of distract
Definition
to amuse or entertain
I took out a book and tried to distract myself.
in the sense of engross
Definition
to occupy the attention of (someone) completely
There's something about them which engrosses the public.

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Sinonimi di preoccupy dal Sinonimi inglese Collins
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