capture (one's) imagination

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capture (one's) imagination

To hold one's interest or spark one's creativity. I know it sounds strange, but his talk on the importance of obtuse angles really captured my imagination. That movie captured his imagination so much that it inspired him to become a screenwriter.
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capture someone's imagination

Fig. to intrigue someone; to interest someone in a lasting way; to stimulate someone's imagination. The story of the young wizard has captured the imagination of the world's children.
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CONSTRUCTION does not often capture one's imagination. However, like it or loathe it, it is an industry that defines how we live our lives because it shapes and impacts upon every part of the environment in which we work, live and play.