spellbind

[ spel-bahynd ]
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verb (used with object),spell·bound, spell·bind·ing.
  1. to hold or bind by or as if by a spell; enchant; entrance; fascinate.

Origin of spellbind

1
1800–10; spell2 + bind, deduced from spellbound

Other words from spellbind

  • spell·bind·ing·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for spellbind

spellbind

/ (ˈspɛlˌbaɪnd) /


verb-binds, -binding or -bound
  1. (tr) to cause to be spellbound; entrance or enthral

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