How is the verb Absorb In used? By Mr. Darren, Germany - 10th July-2007He tells me that he is absorbed by his work.You are usually absorbed in something. You see....When you are absorbed in something, does it mean that you are deeply focused on something?Well, I guess you could say that. • The children were absorbed in the story when the phone rang.• Many of my friends think that I am absorbed in my work, but I am not. I hate the project I am working on.• We were so absorbed in the movie that we didn't realize it was 6:00 already.