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 safety in his talk.

Compare: harp on Contrast: touch on

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • 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

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  • dwell upon — harp on, linger over an idea, keep the attention directed on; be obsessed with …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • 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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