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Verb: rivet  ri-vit
  1. Direct one's attention on something
    - concentrate, focus, center [US], centre [Brit, Cdn], pore
     
  2. Fasten with a rivet or rivets
     
  3. Hold (someone's attention)
    "The discovery of the skull riveted the palaeontologists"
Noun: rivet  ri-vit
  1. Ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault, shield or belt)
    - stud
     
  2. Heavy pin having a head at one end and the other end being hammered flat after being passed through holes in the pieces that are fastened together

Derived forms: riveting, riveted, rivets

Type of: absorb, cerebrate, cogitate, decoration, engage, engross, fasten, fix, occupy, ornament, ornamentation, pin, secure, think

Encyclopedia: Rivet