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engross (old and some mod. edd. also “ingross”)
1. to write out in a legal hand R3 III. vi. 2.
2. to get together, collect 1H4 III. ii. 148 “To up glorious deeds on my behalf,” 2H4 IV. v. 69, Ant. III. vii. 36 “people Engross'd by swift impress.”
3. to gain exclusive possession of, monopolize Wiv. II. ii. 207 “e-ed opportunities to meet her,” All'sW. III. ii. 68, Rom. V. iii. 115 “e-ing death,” Sonn. cxxxiii. 6.
4. to fatten R3 III. vii. 75 “to engross his idle body.”
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