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obsess

verb

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to hold one's attention to an extreme degree
  • The TV show obsessed me so much that I was up all night watching.

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The first known use of obsess was in 1531

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observing

obsess

obsess (about or over)

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“Obsess.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/obsess. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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