Meaning of RIVET in English

RIVET

transcription, транскрипция: [ rɪvɪt ]

( rivets, riveting, riveted)

1.

If you are riveted by something, it fascinates you and holds your interest completely.

As a child I remember being riveted by my grandfather’s appearance...

He was riveted to the John Wayne movie...

The scar on her face had immediately riveted their attention.

VERB : be V-ed , be V-ed to n , V n

2.

A rivet is a short metal pin with a flat head which is used to fasten flat pieces of metal together.

N-COUNT

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