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    #1

    immerse himself in the lastest twists of the affair.

    "he felt obliged to immerse himself in the latest twists of the affair."

    Would you please explain what "immerse himself in the latest twistes of the affair" means?

    Source:https://books.google.com.tr/books?id...ffair.&f=false

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    Re: immerse himself in the lastest twistes of the affair.

    Do you know what "to immerse oneself in something" means (figuratively)?
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    Re: immerse himself in the lastest twistes of the affair.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Do you know what "to immerse oneself in something" means (figuratively)?
    I have made a simple search.

    1) In Wordweb it means: Devote oneself fully to

    2) But here seems a little different: to dive or rush into something; to immerse oneself in something

    http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/plunged


    So, I don't know exactly what it is but I know there is two options. 1) Is it like devoting yourself your family, studies, dog etc which is a concious activity.
    2) It is like you watch tv and forget everthing time, your homework etc.

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    #4

    Re: immerse himself in the lastest twistes of the affair.

    Used figuratively it means that you have consciously devoted yourself to one activity to the exclusion of all others.
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    Re: immerse himself in the lastest twistes of the affair.

    Would you explain the part "latest twists"?

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    Re: immerse himself in the lastest twistes of the affair.

    A complicated series of events is often called "twists and turns", evoking a winding country road that isn't a direct route to anywhere. Another expression with "twist" is "twist of fate", often shortened to just "twist". It means an unexpected change in the direction of events.

    The latest twists of the affair are the most recent unexpected changes in a longer event.
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