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engross (verb) interest strongly.
When a book engrosses you, it is totally interesting. A movie engrosses you if you find it very interesting. When you are engrossed in your work/business, you think little of any thing else. You spend your whole time on it. If someoneís words engross you give them your total attention.
- Once he was initiated into his fatherís business, it engrossed him so much that he gave his undivided attention to it and avoided even the pleasures the young men of his age usually indulge in.
- The baby engrossed Ann so much that she was surprised to realize that motherhood can be so delightful and so fulfilling.