AskDefine | Define engross

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1 engross (oneself) fully; "He immersed himself into his studies" [syn: steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, absorb, soak up]
2 engage or engross wholly; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely" [syn: absorb, engage, occupy]

User Contributed Dictionary



en- + gross


  • IPA:
    • US: /ɛnˈɡroʊs/ or /ɛŋˈɡroʊs/
    • UK: /ɛnˈɡrəʊs/ or /ɛŋˈɡrəʊs/
    Rhymes: -əʊs


  1. To completely engage the attention of.
  2. To write a document in large, aesthetic and legible lettering.


to engage completely
to write in large and clear script

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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