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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Cruising down 39th Street in his hometown of Oklahoma City, the 425-horsepower coupe captured his imagination - but the price tag escaped his reach.
Two decades after R2 first captured his imagination, Brooks found himself moving to California, where he now lives happily with his partner, Joey, "the love of my life," a sporting goods salesman.
Nineteenth-century British photographer Roger Fenton was best-known for his pictures of the Crimean War, but it was the exotic Near East that captured his imagination.
not far from the upper reaches of the Potomac River, which had captured his imagination as a boy and never let it go.