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spellbind

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transitive verb spell·bind \ˈspel-ˌbīnd\

Definition of spellbind

spell·boundplay \-ˌbau̇nd\spell·bind·ing

  1. :  to bind or hold by or as if by a spell



Examples of spellbind

  1. <the tale about pirates and their buried treasure had completely spellbound the children>



Origin of spellbind

back-formation from spellbound


First Known Use: 1808


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