keeps/holds one's attention

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of keeps/holds one's attention

:to keep one interested
  • The movie kept/held my attention right to the very end.

Word by Word Definitions

keep play keeps
  1. : to retain in one's possession or power

  2. : to refrain from granting, giving, or allowing

  3. : to have in control

  1. : the means or provisions by which one is kept

  2. : one that keeps or protects: such as

  3. : fortress, castle

hold play holds
  1. : to have possession or ownership of or have at one's disposal

  2. : to have as a privilege or position of responsibility

  3. : to have as a mark of distinction

  1. : stronghold

  2. : confinement, custody

  3. : prison

  1. : the interior of a ship below decks

  2. : the cargo compartment of a plane

attention play
  1. : the act or state of applying the mind to something

  2. : a condition of readiness for such attention involving especially a selective narrowing or focusing of consciousness and receptivity

  3. : observation, notice


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