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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The event has gripped attention of the globe, particularly as the media broadcast pictures of terrorized and shocked citizens, with blood oozing from their cut faces and bodies and soaking their white robes.
The appeal trial has gripped attention on both sides of the Atlantic, four years after 21-year-old Kercher's body was found in a pool of blood in the university town.
However, it is the nature of Glentoran's goal-getting antics which has gripped attention.