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