rivets

present tense third-person singular of rivet
as in focuses
to fix (as one's attention) steadily toward a central objective everyone riveted their eyes on the trick that the magician was performing on stage

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“Rivets.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rivets. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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