from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To pierce with or as if with a pointed weapon.
- transitive v. To fix fast; impale.
- transitive v. To render motionless, as with terror, amazement, or awe.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A discontinuous affix, which occurs at more than one position in a word, typical of Semitic languages.
- v. To render motionless, by arousing terror, amazement or awe.
- v. To pierce with a sharp pointed weapon.
- v. To fix or impale.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To pierce through, as with a pointed weapon; to impale.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In geometry, to cut by a fixed straight, m, a subject composed of planes, α, β, γ, that is, to construct the passes m·α, m·β, m·γ.
- To pierce through, as with a pointed weapon; transpierce: as, to transfix one with a dart or spear; also, to fasten by something sharp thrust through.
- Synonyms Pierce, etc. See penetrate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. pierce with a sharp stake or point
- v. to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
His love of ideas and people were the epoxies that kept him glued to the rest of us, that made each one of us in his orbit feel special, that allowed him to shun the baubles and bangles that transfix so many.
Destined to become a classic, it will transfix audiences everywhere.
Artist Anne Harris has built her reputation as a painter of women who transfix their viewers with projections of uncomfortable and uncanny emotional states.
Whatever you may think of the man, guilty or not, his gumption and continued efforts to clear his name will transfix him as a cartoonish figure in the dark side of the American political system.
It is the ads regarding slaves that transfix the modern reader.
Squads have also been out in the countryside "lamping", poachers using lights to transfix animals.
Since the size, haircolor, and voice are just about right to transfix him I spent a little time picturing what Miles Vorkosigan would do with Honor.
One was initially called Discharge because it aimed to transfix the spectator, "like arrows being discharged in your face as you looked at it".
But he was still able to transfix a vast crowd of Vancouver's mill hands and miners with a 17-minute telephone concert culminating in a rendition of the Ballad of Joe Hill.
They would compete, not only in swimming, but in all of the sports -- from track and field to gymnastics, from basketball to equestrian -- that captivate and transfix the world every four years.
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