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spellbind

[ spel-bahynd ]
/ ˈspɛlˌbaɪnd /
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verb (used with object), spell·bound, spell·bind·ing.

to hold or bind by or as if by a spell; enchant; entrance; fascinate.

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Origin of spellbind

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

(tr) to cause to be spellbound; entrance or enthral
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