immerse

If you immerse yourself in your work, you completely involve yourself in it, spending long hours in the office and thinking about work all the time.

Immerse can also mean to submerge in a liquid. A science experiment might tell you to immerse a piece of paper completely in water. If you are a swimmer immersed in a rigorous training regimen, you might be immersing yourself in the pool several times a day.

Definitions of immerse
  1. verb
    cause to be immersed
    synonyms: plunge
    absorb, engross, engulf, plunge, soak up, steep
    devote (oneself) fully to
  2. verb
    thrust or throw into
    Immerse yourself in hot water”
    synonyms: plunge
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    dip, douse, dunk, plunge, souse
    immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
    dip
    plunge (one's hand or a receptacle) into a container
    dip
    immerse in a disinfectant solution
    submerge, submerse
    put under water
    soak
    submerge in a liquid
    sheathe
    plunge or bury (a knife or sword) in flesh
    sop
    dip into liquid
    dip, douse, duck
    dip into a liquid
    dabble
    dip a foot or hand briefly into a liquid
    type of:
    penetrate, perforate
    pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
  3. verb
    enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing
    synonyms: bury, eat up, swallow, swallow up
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    close in, enclose, inclose, shut in
    surround completely
  4. verb
    devote (oneself) fully to
    “He immersed himself into his studies”
    synonyms: absorb, engross, engulf, plunge, soak up, steep
    plunge
    cause to be immersed
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    drink, drink in
    be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to
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    center, centre, concentrate, focus, pore, rivet
    direct one's attention on something
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