spell bound


bound by or as if by a spell; enchanted, entranced, or fascinated: a spellbound audience.

1790–1800; spell2 + -bound1

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verb (used with object), spellbound, spellbinding.
to hold or bind by or as if by a spell; enchant; entrance; fascinate.

1800–10; spell2 + bind, deduced from spellbound

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

spellbound (ˈspɛlˌbaʊnd)
having one's attention held as though one is bound by a spell: a spellbound audience

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