engross

definition: 
devote (oneself) fully to; consume all of one's attention or time
sentence: 
The teacher's lecture engrossed the entire class.
The hotel lobby was empty when we arrived and the sole receptionist was engrossed in her cellphone.
difficulty: 
medium
toefl frequency: 
1
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adverb: 
adjective: 
engrossing
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adjective sentence: 
The movie’s engrossing plot and thriller ending has led to strong word of mouth that drew bigger crowds on Saturday.
verb: 
engross
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noun: 
engrossment
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