be immersed in

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be immersed in(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to be absorbed)
a. estar inmerso en
I was so immersed in the book that I forgot that there was a cake in the oven. It was burnt to a crisp.Estaba tan inmersa en el libro que me olvidé que había un pastel en el horno. Quedó achicharrado.
b. estar absorto en
It is very quiet. Are the kids gone? - They are immersed in a movie.Está muy silencioso. ¿Se han ido los niños? - Están absortos en una película.
c. estar sumido en
Don't bother me when I am immersed in my work.No me molestes cuando estoy sumido en mi trabajo.
d. estar enfrascado en
I don't want to interrupt them. It seems like they are immersed in their conversation.No los quiero interrumpir. Parece que están enfrascados en su conversación.
2. (to be submerged)
a. estar sumergido en
The gelatin is immersed in water, but it isn't dissolving.La gelatina está sumergida en agua, pero no se está disolviendo.
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