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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.]
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vb, -binds, -binding or -bound
(tr) to cause to be spellbound; entrance or enthral
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v.t. -bound, -bind•ing.
to hold by or as if by a spell; enchant.
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Past participle: spellbound
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|Verb||1.||spellbind - 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 magnet; "She magnetized the audience with her tricks"|
|3.||spellbind - put into a trance|
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1. To act upon with or as if with magic:
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