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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Designed, developed and manufactured by L'Epee 1839 in the Jura (Switzerland), Gaz Derrick takes its inspiration from vast industrial landscapes that captured imagination and turns that into a tangible, luxurious and meticulous interpretation.
We have a villain in Mr Farage who has captured imagination, but hasn't galvanised his opponents to date.
Add to it the fact that Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns is the sequel of a film that has already captured imagination.
He said: "This year's election has truly captured imagination of Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney even if it did not translate into a lively atmosphere on the night."
Hinet's executives pointed out that the ISP's cloud-computing leasing program has captured imagination of online gaming providers and content providers.
"The passion and creativity of your work has captured imagination of everyone at Scripps; awards, Pulitzers, the rocky is always at the top of that list."
After a grassroots sport campaign that has captured imaginations, made headlines and brought offers from players as far away as England and Northern Ireland, they will actually play the tie on Sunday.
Again, the fluency with which he teed off captured imaginations, and the final against arch-rivals Pakistan became one of the most watched events in India's TV history.
The tag seems to have captured imaginations online, as a video of the interview has gained 8,400 likes since it was posted Monday.
As a powerful vehicle of Islamic, Middle Eastern and Central Asian culture, Arabian Nights captured imaginations throughout Europe and beyond particularly during the era of Romanticism in the 18th and 19th centuries, with subtle yet long-lasting influence on cultural expression transnationally.
The image of the ghost, caught on camera by Birmingham couple Dean and Amy Harper and exclusively published by the Birmingham Mail, has captured imaginations across the world.
The Master Blaster has captured imaginations of the entire nation throughout his career.