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British English: /ˈrɪvɪt/
American English: /ˈrɪvɪt/

Translation of rivet in German:


transitive verb

  • 1 rivet something down/together
    etwas annieten od. festnieten/zusammennieten
  • 2 [figurative]
    (hold firmly) (Person, Aufmerksamkeit, Blick)
    be riveted to the spot
    wie angenagelt [da]stehen
    be riveted on something (Aufmerksamkeit)
    durch etwas gefesselt werden
    his eyes were riveted on or to the screen
    seine Augen waren auf den Bildschirm geheftet

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