• IPA: /bəˈwɪtʃ/

bewitch (bewitches, present participle bewitching; past and past participle bewitched)

  1. (transitive) To cast a spell upon.
    • 1884 December 9, Mark Twain [pseudonym; Samuel Langhorne Clemens], chapter II, in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: (Tom Sawyer’s Comrade) […], London: Chatto & Windus, […], OCLC 458431182 ↗, page 10 ↗:
      Afterwards Jim said the witches bewitched him and put him in a trance,{{...}
    • 1901, Andrew Lang, “The Fairy of the Dawn” in The Violet Fairy Book:
      But above all beware never to look the Fairy of the Dawn in the face, for she has eyes that will bewitch you, and glances that will befool you.
  2. (transitive) To fascinate or charm.
    I was bewitched by the sight of the girl dancing in the forest.
  3. (transitive) To astonish, amaze.
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