Definitions of obsess

  1. haunt like a ghost; pursue; " Fear of illness haunts her"
  2. be preoccupied with something; " She is obsessing over her weight"
  3. To besiege; to beset.
  4. To beset or rule; as, he is obsessed by one idea.

Usage examples for obsess

  1. Art with its seductions is to obsess the soul with foreign thoughts! – A Tramp's Sketches by Stephen Graham