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rivet

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Engineering
rivetriv‧et1 /ˈrΙͺvΙͺt/ verb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 β†’ be riveted on/to/by something2 β†’ be riveted to the spot3 [transitive]TE to fasten something with rivets
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Examples from the Corpus
rivetβ€’ And whatsername with the plaits and the horns on her helmet was absolutely riveting.β€’ To rivet all attention on herself was, to Lally, as natural as breathing.β€’ The complex plot is riveting and entirely believable.β€’ A ranting, riveting ball of phlegm made flesh?β€’ What surprised and perplexed me was how authentic, and therefore how riveting, it turned out to be.β€’ The riveting tale of suspense and mystery revolving around an inheritance and the pottery industry.β€’ A rash of high-profile crimes riveted the city's attention this summer.β€’ The legal standoff is another twist in the case that has riveted the United States.β€’ Underneath was a rock with a brass plaque riveted to it.
Related topics: Building
rivetrivet2 noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š TBa metal pin used to fasten pieces of metal together β†’ bolt
Examples from the Corpus
rivetβ€’ Rivalry was a rivet piercing through their bones, uniting those in a dansemacabre, a shifting pas de trois.β€’ Fewer rivets were needed because rolled iron sheets could be made in larger sizes.β€’ The torpedo door opens, its closing spring operates and all the hull rivets are tight.β€’ Chord sequences register like rivets hammered into girders.β€’ Palings are welded through rails, with no rivets, no visible joints or bolts.β€’ No rivets could be used that had been out of the refrigerator for more than two hours.β€’ He saw all the rivets and the little oily spots, the weld marks and the silencer mountings.β€’ Just because a product was not made with rivets does not mean it is not a valuable export.
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Verb table
rivet
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrivet
he, she, itrivets
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyriveted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave riveted
he, she, ithas riveted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad riveted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill rivet
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have riveted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam riveting
he, she, itis riveting
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you, we, theyare riveting
Past
I, he, she, itwas riveting
you, we, theywere riveting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been riveting
he, she, ithas been riveting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been riveting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be riveting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been riveting
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