engross engross  /ɪn ˈɡroʊs/


  1. (v) devote (oneself) fully to
  2. (v) consume all of one's attention or time


  1. These are a few of the momentous developments that will engross the Great American Electronic Family with the start of the new television season this Sunday.
  2. Living in a Manhattan studio, they have no children because Nura feels a real one might engross her to the point that she could not paint imaginary ones.
  3. Museum Director Molajoli rapidly found himself in the middle of one of the most vociferous of the debates that engross the international museum fraternity: how to light a painting.



  1. "It is difficult, it has been difficult, it will continue to be," Favre said of his off-field hurdles during a conference call with reporters Wednesday. "It is not your everyday job, and I am kind of able to engross myself in that and kind of...
    on Sep 16, 2007 By: Brett Favre Source: New York Times

  2. "Obviously they'd have a quick glance, but you can't let it engross you," Murray said yesterday. "And don't take it too personally. You try and get your team back in winning order and that's the best thing coaches can do to keep themselves...
    on May 29, 2010 By: Graham Murray Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "Let your Business Engross most of your time," wrote Mather in a treatise on Diligence.
    on Feb 25, 2009 By: Cotton Mather Source: Salon

Word of the Day
ennui ennui
/ɛ ˈnu i /