What is the term when you start to think about something extensively e.g. you think about the answer to a question or you think like where to go for your next trip? I want to emphasize the importance of the thing that I am thinking/contemplating/pondering, it's important that I don't think about anything else until I figure out the answer or make the decision.

Please also suggest the informal expression of expressing such a thing.

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One word is


Absorb all the attention or interest of.

An example usage is

I am engrossed in finding the answer to your question.

From Lexico. Also there are synonyms such as immerse and preoccupy.

An informal expression could be

I have thrown myself into solving this problem.

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