To hold with the arms; embrace.
To hold in restraint; check:
To manage, control, direct, train, etc.
To hold in; limit; restrict
To grasp or hold eagerly or tightly
To hold in a tight embrace.
To support or hold steady with or as if with a brace; reinforce.
To capture or restrain; arrest.
To capture and hold briefly (the attention, for example); engage.
To hold the attention of; transfix, captivate, fascinate, etc.
To stop the movement or progress of:
To clasp or hold close with the arms, usually as an expression of affection.
Utterly consuming one's time and attention.
Possessing the power to charm or allure; captivating.
Transfix is to pierce with something pointed, or to cause someone to become motionless as they concentrate on someone or something either in a good way or a bad way.
To lay sudden or forcible hold of something.
Wholly absorbing or engrossing one's attention; fascinating:
To attract one's attention as if by a magic spell.
To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of.
To bore a hole or passage
To arouse disgust
To repel is defined as to hold off, refuse to accept or reject.
To arouse strong feeling in:
To continue to do:
Catching and holding the full attention
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