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enthrall (one) with (something)

To capture and hold one's attention through a particular means. The baby is totally enthralled with that new mobile you hung above her crib—she just can't stop watching it. Susie is a great storyteller, so I'm sure she'll enthrall you all with her latest tale.
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enthrall someone with something

to charm or captivate someone with something. They enthralled us with the beauty of their singing. The children enthralled us with their rustic dances.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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