Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb transfix

2 senses of transfix

Sense 1
fascinate, transfix, grip, spellbind -- (to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe; "The snake charmer fascinates the cobra")
       => interest -- (excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of)

Sense 2
transfix, impale, empale, spike -- (pierce with a sharp stake or point; "impale a shrimp on a skewer")
       => pierce, thrust -- (penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument)

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