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verb     obsess pronunciation in British English
/əbˈses/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyobsess
he/she/itobsesses
present participleobsessing
past tenseobsessed
past participleobsessed
  1. 1
    [transitive] if someone or something obsesses you, they are so important to you that you are always thinking about them, in a way that seems extreme to other people

    The thought of seeing him again completely obsessed her.

    He was obsessed by a desire for revenge.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to worry about something all the time
    obsess about/over:

    Joe’s always obsessing over his health.

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