obsess obsess  /əb ˈsɛs/


  1. (v) haunt like a ghost; pursue
  2. (v) be preoccupied with something


Derived Word(s)


  1. Other designers may obsess about testing the limits of the hardware; Miyamoto specializes in testing the limits of imagination.
  2. After the birth of our kids, my wife and I proceeded to obsess about the things most parents obsess aboutschools, our wills, life insurance.
  3. See, it's not just journalists who obsess over campaign horse races and neglect issues.


  1. Creating an iPad experience -- on four wheels

    The largest, most expensive mobile device in most people's lives is not a smartphone or a tablet. It's their car. As microprocessors, GPS, and wireless have invaded the automobile, carmakers have begun to obsess about apps and interfaces that make such gadgetry work.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CNN Money

  2. What Conor Friedersdorf Misunderstands About Terrorism

    It goes like this: Why do we obsess over terrorism when a) guns, b) drunken drivers, c) any number of terrible diseases and d) bathtubs kill so many more people each year than radical Islamists ever have?
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  3. With Windows 8.1, Microsoft is aiming squarely at mobile devices

    Don't obsess over the Start button. In a world where desktop PCs are becoming dinosaurs, the real goal of Windows 8.1 is to get Microsoft's operating system onto mobile devices.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ZDNet


  1. "I am fine - happy and healthy. It's irresponsible when people obsess about my shape and size. I appreciate there are young girls and women who look to me as a role model and it is simply untrue to say I do not eat and I am unhealthy," Victoria...
    on Sep 24, 2009 By: Victoria Beckham Source: Press Trust of India

  2. "Aishwarya and Abhishek marriage, and they marry her off to a tree to ward off 'mangalik' omen. Where on earth do they concoct such stories! Millions of media forum clarifications later, they still seek an answer to it. They obsess over it because a...
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: Amitabh Bachchan Source: Economic Times

  3. "I won't obsess over it (the long rest) because it is what is, but we just have to figure out how to keep guys in shape," said San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich, who improved to 16-5 all-time in elimination games.
    on Jun 2, 2005 By: Gregg Popovich Source: FoxReno.com

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