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Verb (usu participle)


spellbindv. t. 
     To bind or hold by, or as if by, a spell or charm; to entrance or fascinate, esp. by eloquence of speech, as in a political campaign.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


spellbind, tr. (past and past part. spellbound)
1 bind with or as if with a spell; entrance.
2 (as spellbound adj.) entranced, fascinated, esp. by a speaker, activity, quality, etc.

spellbinder n. spellbindingly adv.



absorb, absorb the attention, arrest, becharm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, carry away, cast a spell, catch, catch up, charm, enchant, engage, engage the attention, engage the mind, engage the thoughts, engross, engross the mind, engross the thoughts, enrapture, enravish, enthrall, entrance, exercise, fascinate, grab, grip, hold, hold spellbound, hold the interest, hypnotize, immerse, infatuate, intrigue, involve, involve the interest, mesmerize, monopolize, obsess, occupy, occupy the attention, preoccupy, shine, spell, take up, trance, transport, vamp, witch

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