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rivet the eyes on

To stare or gape at something. Often used as an imperative. Rivet the eyes on this—my first A in Chemistry!
See also: eye, on, rivet

rivet (one's) attention (on someone or something)

1. To capture and hold one's attention completely. The astonishing magic trick riveted the audience's attention. The film riveted my attention from beginning to end.
2. To focus one's attention completely and continuously (on someone or something). I riveted my attention on the television as the final seconds of the game ticked away. I don't think I could handle celebrity. Having thousands of people rivet their attention on me every day sounds like a nightmare.
See also: attention, rivet, someone

rivet (one's) gaze (on someone or something)

1. To capture and hold one's gaze or attention completely and for an extended period of time (on someone or something). The magician riveted our gaze on the mysterious box, as we waited with bated breath to see what would emerge. The film riveted my gaze from beginning to end.
2. To focus one's gaze or attention completely and continuously (on someone or something). I riveted my gaze on the television as the final seconds of the game ticked away. I don't think I could handle celebrity. Having thousands of people rivet their gaze on me every day sounds like a nightmare.
See also: gaze, rivet, someone

rivet (one's) eyes on (someone or something)

To focus one's gaze or attention completely and continuously on someone or something. I riveted my eyes on the television as the final seconds of the game ticked away. I don't think I could handle celebrity. Having thousands of people rivet their eyes on me every day sounds like a nightmare.
See also: eye, on, rivet

rivet (something) onto (something)

To attach or fasten something very securely to something else, with or as with rivets. We'll need to rivet a new handle onto the door as soon as possible. They riveted a makeshift ladder onto the side of the house.
See also: rivet

rivet on (someone or something)

1. To attach or fasten something very securely to something else, with or as with rivets. A noun or pronoun can be used between "rivet" and "on." We'll need to rivet on a new handle before we'll be able to use this door. They riveted a makeshift ladder on the side of the house.
2. To focus one's attention or gaze on someone or something else. A noun or pronoun is used between "rivet" and "on." I riveted my gaze on the television as the final seconds of the game ticked away. I don't think I could handle celebrity. Having thousands of people rivet their attention on me every day sounds like a nightmare. As I stood atop the Empire State Building, my eyes were riveted on the tiny specks of people on the ground below.
See also: on, rivet

rivet (something) to (someone or something)

1. To attach or fasten something very securely to something else, with or as with rivets. A noun or pronoun can be used between "rivet" and "to." We'll need to rivet a new handle to the door as soon as possible. They riveted a makeshift ladder to the side of the house.
2. To focus one's attention or gaze on someone or something else. A noun or pronoun is used between "rivet" and "to." I riveted my gaze on the television as the final seconds of the game ticked away. I don't think I could handle celebrity. Having thousands of people rivet their attention on me every day sounds like a nightmare. As I stood atop the Empire State Building, my eyes were riveted to the tiny specks of people on the ground below.
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Other suppliers, including Rhodia in France and Dow Automotive in the U.S., have developed methods involving secondary steps like heat staking, riveting, and adhesive bonding.
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