obsess definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To preoccupy the mind of too much.
    • To besiege; to beset.
    • To exceptionally preoccupy the thoughts or emotions of; to haunt the mind persistently.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to truly have the mind exceedingly preoccupied with an individual feeling or topic: "She's dead. While're however obsessing” ( Scott Turow).
    • is excessively or persistently preoccupied with anything; -- often combined with on or higher.
  • verb:
    • is preoccupied with just one topic or feeling.
    • To dominate the ideas of somebody.
    • To think or talk obsessively about.
    • haunt like a ghost; go after
    • be preoccupied with some thing
  • others:
    • To besiege; beset; compass about.
    • To attack, vex, or plague from without, as an evil character. See obsession, 2.

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