obsessed obsessed  /əb ˈsɛst/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something
  2. (adj) influenced or controlled by a powerful force such as a strong emotion

Usage(s):

  1. Retiree Ed Lake has become obsessed with the anthrax case--and he has a theory about who did it.
  2. The setup's like this: A depressed, pudgy nerd who's obsessed with strategy games is zapped into an alternate fantasy world.
  3. The whole Bush national-security team was obsessed with setting up a national system of missile defense.

News

  1. Fed tapering should help, not hurt, the dollar

    The markets are obsessed with the Fed and Japan. But if the Fed does pull back on QE, that should eventually boost the dollar vs. the yen.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CNN Money

  2. Are you obsessed with your cat?

    If caring for your cat has heavily interfered with everyday aspects of your life, you may be obsessed. More >> If caring for your cat has heavily interfered with everyday aspects of your life, you may be obsessed.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WFMJ Youngstown

  3. Obsessed: Maria Menounos' Wrapped-Base Half-Up, Half-Down Hairstyle

    (Photos by Getty) By now we're sure you're well aware of the wrapped-base ponytail. Around these parts at StyleBistro HQ, we're kiiind of obsessed with its simplistic ability to transform even the sloppiest of ponies (read: our everyday roll-out-of-bed go-to) into something instantly polished and put-together. (See here , here , and here .) But have you heard of the wrapped pony's half-sister ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: StyleBistro

Quotes

  1. Carr added: "I must be obsessed with her actually if you look at my Google searches. So I should dedicate this award to her."
    on Dec 7, 2008 By: Alan Carr Source: Belfast Telegraph

  2. "I'm not going to spend all my time running down the other candidates, which seems to be what Senator Clinton has been obsessed with for the last month," Obama said.
    on Jan 13, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

  3. "The man is obsessed with me, and I'm happy to say his show tanked," O'Donnell said, an apparent reference to the ratings of the latest edition of Trump's NBC reality show,"The Apprentice, which started Sunday and fell short of those from...
    on Jan 9, 2007 By: Rosie O Donnell Source: USA Today

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