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fixate

(fĭk′sāt′)
v. fix·ated, fix·ating, fix·ates
v.tr.
Psychology
a. To cause to become emotionally attached in an immature or pathological manner.
b. In classical psychoanalysis, to cause (the libido) to be arrested at an early stage of psychosexual development.
v.intr.
1. To focus the eyes or attention.
2. Psychology
a. To become attached to a person or thing in an immature or pathological way; form a fixation.
b. To be arrested at an early stage of psychosexual development.

fixate

Ophthalmology
To focus one’s eyes (gaze) on a particular point in space.

Psychology
To focus one’s attention on a particular thing, person or idea.
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We suppose today the investors will continue fixating their positions and sell shares throughout the market.
Not only does this procedure correct the deformity (figure 2), it moves the upper lateral cartilages into a more anatomically desirable position by fixating the grail laterally and anteriorly.
Or, maybe he's just fixating. If that's the case, assure him you'll be there for everything else in his life but that you've heard enough about his old flame.