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spell·bind

 (spĕl′bīnd′)
tr.v. spell·bound (-bound′), spell·bind·ing, spell·binds
To hold under or as if under a spell; enchant or fascinate.

[Back-formation from spellbound.]

spell′bind′ing·ly adv.

spellbind

(ˈspɛlˌbaɪnd)
vb, -binds, -binding or -bound
(tr) to cause to be spellbound; entrance or enthral

spell•bind

(ˈspɛlˌbaɪnd)

v.t. -bound, -bind•ing.
to hold by or as if by a spell; enchant.
[1800–10]
spell′bind`ing•ly, adv.

spellbind


Past participle: spellbound
Gerund: spellbinding

Imperative
spellbind
spellbind
Present
I spellbind
you spellbind
he/she/it spellbinds
we spellbind
you spellbind
they spellbind
Preterite
I spellbound
you spellbound
he/she/it spellbound
we spellbound
you spellbound
they spellbound
Present Continuous
I am spellbinding
you are spellbinding
he/she/it is spellbinding
we are spellbinding
you are spellbinding
they are spellbinding
Present Perfect
I have spellbound
you have spellbound
he/she/it has spellbound
we have spellbound
you have spellbound
they have spellbound
Past Continuous
I was spellbinding
you were spellbinding
he/she/it was spellbinding
we were spellbinding
you were spellbinding
they were spellbinding
Past Perfect
I had spellbound
you had spellbound
he/she/it had spellbound
we had spellbound
you had spellbound
they had spellbound
Future
I will spellbind
you will spellbind
he/she/it will spellbind
we will spellbind
you will spellbind
they will spellbind
Future Perfect
I will have spellbound
you will have spellbound
he/she/it will have spellbound
we will have spellbound
you will have spellbound
they will have spellbound
Future Continuous
I will be spellbinding
you will be spellbinding
he/she/it will be spellbinding
we will be spellbinding
you will be spellbinding
they will be spellbinding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spellbinding
you have been spellbinding
he/she/it has been spellbinding
we have been spellbinding
you have been spellbinding
they have been spellbinding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spellbinding
you will have been spellbinding
he/she/it will have been spellbinding
we will have been spellbinding
you will have been spellbinding
they will have been spellbinding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spellbinding
you had been spellbinding
he/she/it had been spellbinding
we had been spellbinding
you had been spellbinding
they had been spellbinding
Conditional
I would spellbind
you would spellbind
he/she/it would spellbind
we would spellbind
you would spellbind
they would spellbind
Past Conditional
I would have spellbound
you would have spellbound
he/she/it would have spellbound
we would have spellbound
you would have spellbound
they would have spellbound
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.spellbind - to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awespellbind - to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe; "The snake charmer fascinates the cobra"
interest - excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of
2.spellbind - attract strongly, as if with a magnetspellbind - attract strongly, as if with a magnet; "She magnetized the audience with her tricks"
influence, tempt, charm - induce into action by using one's charm; "She charmed him into giving her all his money"
3.spellbind - put into a trance
hypnotise, hypnotize, mesmerise, mesmerize - induce hypnosis in

spellbind

verb
1. To act upon with or as if with magic:
2. To compel, as the attention, interest, or imagination, of:
Slang: grab.
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