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spellbind

verb

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to hold the attention of as if by a spell
  • the tale about pirates and their buried treasure had completely spellbound the children

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The first known use of spellbind was in 1808

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“Spellbind.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/spellbind. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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