verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of obsess
OTHER WORDS FROM obsessob·sess·ing·ly, adverbob·ses·sor, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH obsessabscess, obsess
Example sentences from the Web for obsess
She’s also just as food-obsessed as we are and wants to talk about it.Freezing Weather, COVID Pivots: How ‘Eater’s Guide to the World’ Was Made|Eater Staff|November 20, 2020|Eater
I know there will be people under 21 among those, but these are young, sports-obsessed guys who are already sports bettors.Free money, big addictions: Inside the booming world of online sports betting|Brett Haensel|November 15, 2020|Fortune
We both love practically every title in the series, enough to complete all of them and obsess over the smallest details and changes.
He began to obsess over food and take drastic measures to lose weight.
What you will regret is not being compassionate and kind enough to the people you love — and you’re not being as compassionate and kind to them if you’re obsessing about the election.How to detox from election anxiety, according to mental health experts|Allyson Chiu|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
And not just sick in the body but in your mind, because you start obsessing.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Apparently Kukucuva had been obsessing about the break-up for some time.Alleged Murderer Shot Her Millionaire Ex and Escaped in Gold Hummer|Barbie Latza Nadeau|April 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Stop tweeting, texting, blogging, watching cable news, and obsessing about polls, lost planes, and focus group-driven politicians.
All this observation and self-observation possibly says something very depressing about how insular and self-obsessing we are.Watching Us, Watching Them: On ‘The People’s Couch’|Tim Teeman|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It helps if there is some deeper truth inside the noir worth obsessing about.‘True Detective,’ Obsessive-Compulsive Noir, and ‘Twin Peaks’|Jimmy So|March 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was able to add to the obsessing question in the hollow of his consciousness one other thought: Some one is coming.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
But for the one obsessing idea she would have recognised that those soft-padded footfalls were not those of any white man.Forging the Blades|Bertram Mitford
The incident remained in my memory, obsessing it, deepening the film of mystery which had been about her from the first.The Wasted Generation|Owen Johnson
Thus escapes us once more the New Woman, this obsessing phantom of which everyone speaks and which so few have seen.The English Stage|Augustin Filon
Yet with that horrible suspicion obsessing me I felt that I must do something in order to satisfy myself.The Sign of Silence|William Le Queux