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transfix

verb [T] uk   /trænsˈfɪks/ literary us  

transfix verb [T] (UNABLE TO MOVE)

to make a person or animal unable to move or stop looking at something because they are so interested, surprised, or frightened: The conference delegates were transfixed by her speech.

transfix verb [T] (POINTED OBJECT)

to push a long, pointed object through someone or something: A body lay in the corner, transfixed by a spear.
transfixed
adjective uk   /-ˈfɪkst/ us  
Rabbits transfixed in the glare of car headlights are common victims on the roads.
Translations of “transfix”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不能移動, 使不能動彈, 使呆住…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不能移动, 使不能动弹, 使呆住…
(Definition of transfix from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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