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rivet

1 verb
     
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riv‧et1
1

be riveted on/to/by something

if your attention is riveted on something, you are so interested or so frightened that you keep looking at it:
All eyes were riveted on her in horror.
2

be riveted to the spot

to be so shocked or frightened that you cannot move
3 [transitive]TE to fasten something with rivets

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