- 1Absorb all the attention or interest of: the notes totally engrossed himMore example sentences
absorbed in, involved in, interested in, engaged in, occupied by/with, preoccupied by/with, immersed in, caught up in, riveted by, gripped by, rapt in, fascinated by/with, intent on, captivated by, enthralled by/with, intrigued by/withabsorbing, interesting, riveting, gripping, captivating, compelling, fascinating, intriguing, enthralling, engaging• informal unputdownable
- Brooke rolled her eyes and deliberately turned her back to him, pretending to be suddenly engrossed in a fascinating conversation with Jane.
- Just then, a silver-haired man with dancing eyes enters the pub and he and Martyn are soon engrossed in conversation about one of his other big loves, fishing.
- Meanwhile, I was very engrossed in conversation with her and could not really be bothered with him.
- 1.1 • archaic Gain or keep exclusive possession of (something): the country had made the best of its position to engross trade[from Old French en gros, from medieval Latin in grosso 'wholesale']More example sentences
- The members of the new gentry used their commercial connections and strategic land holdings to engross trade.
- 2 Law Produce (a legal document) in its final or definitive form.More example sentences
- However, Beckerman's lawyer engrossed the transfer/deed of land in Merry's name.
- We accept that there was no formal document engrossed as the register of units.
- The evidence from the Medical Tribunal that I could not recall was on 30 May 1994, two weeks beforehand, she had made an appointment with my solicitor to engross a new will.
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- I will prepare engrossments of the Settlement Agreement and you will prepare engrossments of the Trade Mark Agreement.
- If you provide me with an engrossment, I will forward it to my clients for execution.
- The solicitor was not happy with the engrossment and the will was executed again five days later, this time witnessed by two Italian gentlemen.