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capture/catch someone's imagination

Definition of capture/catch someone's imagination

  1. :  to make someone very interested or excited <Her books have captured the imaginations of children from around the world.> <The story caught the public imagination.>



Word by Word Definitions

captureplay
  1. :  an act or instance of capturing: as

    :  an act of catching, winning, or gaining control by force, stratagem, or guile

    :  a move in a board game (as chess or checkers) that gains an opponent's piece

  1. :  to take captive

    :  to gain control of especially by force

    :  to gain or win especially through effort

catchplay
  1. :  to capture or seize especially after pursuit

    :  to take or entangle in or as if in a snare

    :  deceive

  1. :  something caught

    :  the total quantity caught at one time

    :  the act, action, or fact of catching

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

imaginationplay
  1. :  the act or power of forming a mental image of something not present to the senses or never before wholly perceived in reality

    :  creative ability

    :  ability to confront and deal with a problem :  resourcefulness


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