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Definition of "engross" [en•gross]

  • To occupy exclusively; absorb: A great novel engrosses the reader. See Synonyms at monopolize. (verb-transitive)
  • To acquire most or all of (a commodity); monopolize (a market). (verb-transitive)
  • To write or transcribe in a large, clear hand. (verb-transitive)
  • To write or print the final draft of (an official document). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "engross" in a sentence
  • "If we add that he did not merely "engross," but that he liberally shared his acquisitions with others, we shall perhaps best describe his special place and work in the world of letters."
  • "The movie managed to engross a room full of kids from one end to the other — and me, too."
  • "I loved the journey the main characters were on, Daniel, Rupert and Emma were spot on, but the story line did not compel, engross, capture and direct our minds through this riveting story."