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rivet

verb [T]     /ˈrɪv.ɪt/
to fasten parts together with a rivet: Many parts of an aircraft are riveted together.Fastening and tying be riveted to not be able to stop looking at something because it is so interesting or frightening: It was an amazing film - I was absolutely riveted. His eyes were riveted on the television. He pulled out a gun and I was riveted to the spot (= so frightened that I could not move).Making people excited and interestedInspiration and inspiring
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