engross (v.) Old form(s): Ingross'd , ingrossed , Ingrost
get together, collect, gather, seize
2H4 IV.v.72[King Henry IV to Princes, of fathers] they have engrossed and pilled up / The cankered heaps of strange-achieved gold
AC III.vii.36[Enobarbus to Antony] Your mariners are muleters, reapers, people / Engrossed by swift impress
MW II.ii.190[Ford as Brook to Falstaff, of Mistress Ford] I have ... engrossed opportunities to meet her
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