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Meaning of OBSESS

Pronunciation:  ubses

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  haunt like a ghost; pursue; "Fear of illness haunts her"
  2. [v]  be preoccupied with something; "She is obsessing over her weight"

OBSESS is a 6 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: ghost, haunt
 See Also: preoccupy, worry



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ob*sess"\, v. t. [L. obsessus, p. p. of obsidere to
besiege; ob (see {Ob-}) + sedere to sit.]
To besiege; to beset. --Sir T. Elyot.

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