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verb as in preoccupy

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Before my injury, I obsessed over whether I ate healthy enough.

From Eater

His fans are obsessed with their love story, and Akins has fueled interest by starring in several of Rhett’s videos, notably the swoony, six-time-platinum ballad, “Die a Happy Man.”

I was obsessed with Wu-Tang and A Tribe Called Quest, all these albums came out when I was turning 13, 14.

This isn’t some major redesign but we’re talking about minor tweaks that the designers surely obsessed over but that the users may not even really notice.

He was a man obsessed not just with his own legacy, but the ability of all people to create their own stories and histories.

The professor known as Wittgenstein (and Iyer) obsess about the notion of thought itself on almost every page.

Do we obsess over celebrities because we want to be perfect?

Or do we want to be perfect because we obsess over celebrities?

If all goes as planned, Alig soon will face his fans, those who blog about him, follow his tweets, and obsess over Party Monster.

I think we obsess over a lot of the same details in a situation.

If the world continued to confine and obsess him, he hated the world, and gasped for freedom.

His virility would obsess him to such an extent that there certainly would be moments of posturing and swagger.

In fact, Courtrey, burning with the new desire that was beginning to obsess him, was working out a new design.

Let the subtle fear that the task is impossible obsess the thought, paralyze the nerve, and no hope is left.

The old chimera of turning the cold woman to warmth through his own passion began to obsess him.


On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to obsess, such as: beset, consume, dominate, engross, grip, and harass.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.