1. fascinate, transfix, grip, spellbind, interest

usage: to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe; "The snake charmer fascinates the cobra"

2. transfix, impale, empale, spike, pierce, thrust

usage: pierce with a sharp stake or point; "impale a shrimp on a skewer"

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