Definition of engross :
1. To amass.
2. To copy or write in a large hand ( en gross, i. e., in large); to write a fair copy of in distinct and legible characters; as, to engross a deed or like instrument on parchment.
3. To make gross, thick, or large; to thicken; to increase in bulk or quantity.
4. To purchase either the whole or large quantities of, for the purpose of enhancing the price and making a profit; hence, to take or assume in undue quantity, proportion, or degree; as, to engross commodities in market; to engross power.
5. To seize in the gross; to take the whole of; to occupy wholly; to absorb; as, the subject engrossed all his thoughts.
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attract (part of speech: verb)
wonder (part of speech: verb)
- If Alan Wyverne chooses to betray so soon the girl to whom he has plighted faith, I do not see why one of his old loves should engross all the treachery." - "Barren Honour: A Novel", George A. Lawrence.
- He had many engagements in London always, and I must not attempt to engross his time. - "Erema My Father's Sin", R. D. Blackmore.
- He demanded that they should be provided for him, together with a clerk to engross his defence. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.