grip (one's) attention

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grip (one's) attention

To hold one's attention. It took me a while to make my way through that exhibit because each of the paintings completely gripped my attention.
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Despite a notable cast of Berenice Bejo (The Artist) and Tahir Rahim (A Prophet), The Past appeared listless and could not grip my attention. Language and a certain familiarity are important for a seamless moviemaking process, and I have been writing -- for a long time in my columns -- about the importance of these.