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Engross, 1) to make gross, to fatten: “not sleeping, to e. his idle body,” R3 III, 7, 76.
2) to amass: “Percy is but my factor, to e. up glorious deeds on my behalf,” H4A III, 2, 148. “for this they have --ed and piled up the cankered heaps of strange-achieved gold,” H4B IV, 5, 71. “your mariners are muleters, reapers, people --ed by swift impress,” Ant. III, 7, 37.
3) to purchase or seize in the gross, to take the whole of: “my next self thou harder hast --ed,” Sonn. 133, 6. “--ed opportunities to meet her,” Wiv. II, 2, 203. “if thou --est all the griefs,” All's III, 2, 68. “seal with a righteous kiss a dateless bargain to --ing death,” Rom. V, 3, 115.
4) to make a fair copy of: “which in a set hand fairly is --ed,” R3 III, 6, 2.
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