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  • verbhold one's attention
  • verbpierce

synonyms for transfix

  • captivate
  • enchant
  • engross
  • fascinate
  • hypnotize
  • mesmerize
  • petrify
  • rivet
  • stun
  • bewitch
  • hold
  • palsy
  • paralyze
  • root
  • spellbind
  • stop in one's tracks
  • stop one dead
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antonyms for transfix

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  • disenchant
  • disgust
  • repel
  • repulse
  • turn off
  • bore
  • look away
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How to use transfix in a sentence

The impoverished nation of 11 million remained transfixed by questions — including whether the intellectual authors had come from the ranks of Moïse’s more obvious enemies or were potentially far closer to the president.
ASSASSINATION OF HAITIAN PRESIDENT BECOMES COMPLEX INTERNATIONAL WEBWIDLORE MERANCOURT, ANTHONY FAIOLA, RACHEL PANNETT, SHAWN BOBURGJULY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
At first his pride compelled him to try again, but he was soon transfixed by what he was learning about the human body’s extraordinary ability to compensate for its injuries and illnesses.
THE BROKEN FRONT LINEBY AVA KOFMAN, PHOTOGRAPHY BY KENDRICK BRINSON AND DAVID WALTER BANKSAPRIL 7, 2021PROPUBLICA
Take the syringe in the right hand and with the needle transfix the fold near its base (Fig. 182).
THE ELEMENTS OF BACTERIOLOGICAL TECHNIQUEJOHN WILLIAM HENRY EYRE
It has not one element that asks the sense of beauty to incorporate it, or challenges the weapon of wit to transfix it.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 14, NO. 85, NOVEMBER, 1864VARIOUS
Merle was looking Old Broadbrim squarely in the eye and his gaze seemed to transfix him like a lance.
OLD BROADBRIM INTO THE HEART OF AUSTRALIAAUTHOR OF "OLD BROADBRIM"
They stuck out at right angles, seeming to transfix the rigid, death-white hands.
THE MESSENGERELIZABETH ROBINS
What joy, I thought, would it be to transfix the matchless beauty which had wrought itself thus into the visions of my old age!
CHAMBERS'S EDINBURGH JOURNAL, NO. 419, NEW SERIES, JANUARY 10, 1852VARIOUS
I heard one of them cry out: 'That mountain of meat is so enormous that I wager my pike could not transfix it.
THE IRON PINCERSEUGNE SUE
Another method is to transfix the furuncle by passing the knife through its base and making it cut outwards through the skin.
A SYSTEM OF OPERATIVE SURGERY, VOLUME IV (OF 4)VARIOUS
But just as he was beginning to mention the necessity of his departure, a flash of lightning seemed to transfix the heavens.
CONINGSBYBENJAMIN DISRAELI
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