Definition of Obsess in English :

Define Obsess in English

Obsess meaning in English

Meaning of Obsess in English

Pronunciation of Obsess in English

Obsess pronunciation in English

Pronounce Obsess in English


see synonyms of obsess


1. ghost, haunt, obsess

haunt like a ghost; pursue

Example Sentences:
'Fear of illness haunts her'

2. obsess

be preoccupied with something

Example Sentences:
'She is obsessing over her weight'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of obsess
1. (tr; when passive, foll by with or by)
to preoccupy completely; haunt
2. (intr; usually foll by on or over)
to worry neurotically or obsessively; brood

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see synonyms of obsess
verb transitive
to haunt or trouble in mind, esp. to an abnormal degree; preoccupy greatly
verb intransitive US
to be obsessed or preoccupied
usually with about, over, or on

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of obsess
v. ob·sessed, ob·sess·ing, ob·sess·es
v. tr.
To preoccupy the mind of (someone) excessively.
v. intr.
To have the mind excessively preoccupied with a single emotion or topic: The conference organizer obsessed over the smallest of details.

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