dwell upon

harp on, linger over an idea, keep the attention directed on; be obsessed with

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  • dwell upon — dwell on / dwell upon [v] linger over; be engrossed in consider, continue, elaborate, emphasize, expatiate, harp on*, involve oneself, tarry over; concepts 17,239 Ant. forget, ignore, miss, pass …   New thesaurus

  • dwell upon — index brood, recall (remember), reflect (ponder) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • dwell upon — phrasal verb dwell on or dwell upon [transitive] Word forms dwell on : present tense I/you/we/they dwell on he/she/it dwells on present participle dwelling on past tense dwelled on or dwelt on past participle dwelled on or dwelt on dwell on/upon… …   English dictionary

  • dwell upon — ˈdwell on ˈdwell u ˌpon [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they dwell on he/she/it dwells on present participle dwelling on …   Useful english dictionary

  • dwell\ upon — • dwell (up)on v To stay on a subject; not leave something or want to leave; not stop talking or writing about. Joe dwelt on his mistake long after the test was over. Our eyes dwelled on the beautiful sunset. The principal dwelled on traffic… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • dwell upon — verb A slightly more formal form of dwell on …   Wiktionary

  • dwell upon — See dwell on …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • dwell upon something — …   Useful english dictionary

  • To dwell upon — Dwell Dwell, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dwelled}, usually contracted into {Dwelt} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Dwelling}.] [OE. dwellen, dwelien, to err, linger, AS. dwellan to deceive, hinder, delay, dwelian to err; akin to Icel. dvelja to delay, tarry, Sw.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dwell on/upon — [phrasal verb] dwell on/upon (something) : to think or talk about (something) for a long time There is no need to dwell on the past. Don t dwell upon your mistakes. • • • Main Entry: ↑dwell …   Useful english dictionary

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