[ in-thrawl ]
/ ɪnˈθrɔl /
verb (used with object), in·thralled, in·thral·ling.
Hone In vs. Home InDoes a plane home in on a target or hone in on it? Does a musician hone her skills or home them? Are these two verbs interchangeable or do they have discrete meanings? Today we explore the origins and uses of hone and home. Hone entered English as a noun for a pointed rock used as a landmark. In the 1400s, it began to be …
Related formsin·thral·ment, nounun·in·thralled, adjective
Definition for in-thrall (2 of 2)
[ en-thrawl ]
/ ɛnˈθrɔl /
verb (used with object)
to captivate or charm: a performer whose grace, skill, and virtuosity enthrall her audiences.
to put or hold in slavery; subjugate: to be enthralled by illusions and superstitions.
Also inthral, inthrall.
Related formsen·thrall·er, nounen·thrall·ing·ly, adverben·thrall·ment, noun
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