Simple Definition of obsess
: to be the only person or thing that someone thinks or talks about
: to think and talk about someone or something too much
Examples of obsess
The war obsesses him—he talks about nothing else.
You need to stop obsessing and just deal with the problem.
Rhymes with obsess
abscess, access, address, aggress, assess, bench-press, caress, clothespress, coatdress, cold-press, compress, confess, cross-dress, CS, depress, de-stress, digress, distress, drill press, egress, excess, express, finesse, fluoresce, French press, full-dress, handpress, headdress, housedress, idlesse, impress, ingress, Meknes, much less, nightdress, noblesse, no less, oppress, outguess, possess, precess, prestress, princess, process, profess, progress, recess, redress, regress, re-press, repress, shirtdress, side-dress, SS, success, sundress, suppress, tendresse, top-dress, transgress, undress, unless, web press, winepress, word stress
Medical Definition of obsess
: to preoccupy intensely or abnormally <was obsessed with success>
: to engage in obsessive thinking <solve problems rather than obsess about them—Carol Tavris>
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