engrossed engrossed  /ɪn ˈɡroʊst/


  1. (adj) giving or marked by complete attention to
  2. (adj) written formally in a large clear script, as a deed or other legal document


  1. Daniel is now engrossed in watching video clips of a red toy train on a circular track.
  2. It just happens to be about, not the impossible heroes on the screen, but the quiet couple sitting behind you, engrossed in their own fragile world.
  3. So professorially engrossed is he in his work that when Boss Henry Ford II tapped him for his new job, Frey forgot to ask whether it meant a pay raise.


  1. Book review: ‘The Aviator’s Wife’

    Good ol’ summertime — time to lie in the hammock, engrossed in a book filled with so much adventure, mystery, romance and heartbreak that you soon forget the world around you. Melanie Benjamin’s “The Aviator’s Wife” is sure to do the trick.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Summit Daily News

  2. Exploring their native culture

    STOCKTON - Engrossed in her task as she worked to create "pop-out art" by pushing a pick against a thin sheet of metal, Clara Salazar found it easy to explain last week when she was asked what she enjoys most about Stockton Unified School District's...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: The Stockton Record

  3. Weekly Roll Call Report | Olympia Legislature

    Senate Bill 5034, Second Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5034: State Operating Budget. Passed the Senate on June 8 by a vote of 25-23.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: The Enumclaw Courier-Herald


  1. While discussing how attached viewers are to this summer's "Dance" contestants, Lythgoe said, "I think also we realize that we made such mistakes on 'Idol' last season that we didn't really show the personalities of the people. We were so engrossed...
    on Jul 23, 2007 By: Nigel Lythgoe Source: All TV (blog)

  2. "I'm going OK, life's good," Cousins told The Footy Show. "I've enjoyed the time away from footy this year. If I get too engrossed in the football environment, I don't take away the benefits of having a spell from it, so I've enjoyed removing...
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: Ben Cousins Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

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tangible tangible
/ˈtæn dʒə bəl /