Meaning of RIVET in English
(~s, ~ing, ~ed)
If you are ~ed by something, it fascinates you and holds your interest completely.
As a child I remember being ~ed by my grandfather’s appearance...
He was ~ed to the John Wayne movie...
The scar on her face had immediately ~ed their attention.
VERB: be V-ed, be V-ed to n, V n
A ~ is a short metal pin with a flat head which is used to fasten flat pieces of metal together.
Collins COBUILD. Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) . 2012