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  • v  attach (oneself) to a person or thing in a neurotic way
    He fixates on his mother, even at the age of 40
  • v  pay attention to exclusively and obsessively
  • v  make fixed, stable or stationary
  • v  become fixed (on)
    Her eyes fixated on a point on the horizon

  • So Americans still fixate on the dollar value of their houses--we're literally too invested in them not to--and most of HGTV's top-rated shows are still about buying and selling.
  • With a dictator overthrown and schools being rebuilt, why should the press fixate solely on violence and dramatics? Of course, the Bush team didn't have this scruple when the .
  • Foreign journalists especially, Alexander says, tend to fixate on the material accoutrements of kingship, asking "'What about the crown, the jewels, the gold?'.
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  • During Zimmerman Trial, 54 People Killed in Gun Homicides in Chicago Alone
    While the media has buzzed about the George Zimmerman trial during the past few months, similar deaths because of gun violence, in one way or another, persist without much attention. Since June 10 when the trial began, 54 men and women have been killed because of gun-related street violence in Chicago alone. In the face of such high numbers, many are left wondering why the media chose to fixate ...
    July 17, 2013 - Opposing Views

  • Stan Kasten in USA Today
    I've done both before - and built from there,Kasten said. "So, again, if you focus on the big picture, it's not something we will fixate on for very long."
  • Artur Davis in FOXNews
    One of the things I have learned about race is if you talk about race, if you fixate on race, other people will join you in fixating on it,Davis said. "If you don't fixate on race, all the other issues that people want to hear about will...
  • Cesar Millan in Reuters
    There's a sense in some quarters of these not-so-United States that Norway, Europe and the world haven't a clue about the real President Obama -- instead, they fixate on a fantasy version of the president, a projection of what they hope and wish he... Bono AFP Oct 18, 2009 37828 49042 fixation I feel that we started with something very general like fear, separation anxiety, hyperactivity and obsession/fixation with this first game, but I would like to move into advanced games down the line once people understand more about animal...

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