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obsess

(əb-sĕs′, ŏb-)
v. ob·sessed, ob·sessing, ob·sesses
v.tr.
To preoccupy the mind of (someone) excessively.

ob·ses′sor n.
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Plano, TX, Feb 22, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - JCPenney [NYSE: JCP] is taking a cue from the digitally-connected, social media-inspired tween generation and launching an exclusive new brand, Obsess, that features rotating capsules inspired by influential young women who promote a positive body image.
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But isn't that what you'd expect from ice cream purveyors who are so obsessed about nutrition and health?
You can understand why celebs get obsessed with their bodies, the mags are full of "who's eaten all the pies" headlines, followed by "eek, she's a lollipop".
Like Mary Pipher's Reviving Ophelia (Ballantine, 1995) and Peggy Orenstein's SchoolGirls: Young Women, Self-Esteem and the Confidence Gap (Doubleday, 1995), Brumberg's book argues that contemporary girls are offered little help in dealing with cultural forces pressuring them to obsess over their changing bodies.
The line between taking pride in one's physical appearance and being obsessed by it is a fine one -- and one that disappeared for many women long ago.
They become obsessed with exercising every single day, if not more, and it can take over their life without them realising there may be a more deep-seated reason behind it.
Park plays an art curator who is secretly obsessed with a K-pop idol.
'Kung kami ay obsessed sa debate, palagay ko sila naman ay obsessed sa tarpaulin,' human rights lawyer Chel Diokno said of the administration-backed candidates during a press briefing at the Liberal Party headquarters in Cubao, Quezon City on Wednesday.
Corbyn said: "We're not obsessed by constitutional issues like the others are.
Mr Farage criticised present leader Gerard Batten, claiming he was "obsessed with this figure Tommy Robinson" and "pretty obsessed with the issue of Islam, not just Islamic extremism, but Islam".
"I'm obsessed with being successful as the Rangers manager.