verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of obsess
Examples from the Web for obsesses
Worse, she obsesses over this with all of the friends and then tries to incorporate shark imagery into their sex life.
That Koupriane makes himself important with his police-agents and obsesses us all.The Secret of the Night|Gaston Leroux
What follows shows the vanity that obsesses our young and rising authors.Love Among the Chickens|P. G. Wodehouse
Their memory haunts me, obsesses me, torments me, remains with me like a wound.Original Short Stories, Volume 10 (of 13)|Guy de Maupassant
Word Origin for obsess
c.1500, "to besiege," from Latin obsessus, past participle of obsidere "watch closely; besiege, occupy; stay, remain, abide" literally "sit opposite to," from ob "against" (see ob-) + sedere "sit" (see sedentary). Of evil spirits, "to haunt," from 1530s. Psychological sense is 20c. Related: Obsessed; obsessing.