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Definitions of fasten

  1. become fixed or fastened; "This dress fastens in the back" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. make tight or tighter; "Tighten the wire" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. attach to; "They fastened various nicknames to each other" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. To fix firmly; to make fast; to secure, as by a knot, lock, bolt, etc.; as, to fasten a chain to the feet; to fasten a door or window. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To cause to hold together or to something else; to attach or unite firmly; to cause to cleave to something , or to cleave together, by any means; as, to fasten boards together with nails or cords; to fasten anything in our thoughts. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To cause to take close effect; to make to tell; to lay on; as, to fasten a blow. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To fix one's self; to take firm hold; to clinch; to cling. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To fix securely; make firm; bolt or bar. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To seize or take hold of something: generally with on. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To make fast or tight; to fix securely; to attach firmly one thing to another. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. To fix itself. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. To make fast; attach firmly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. To make fast; secure; attach; fix; bind. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. To take fast hold; cleave; cling. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. To fix firmly or make fast; to secure, as by lock, bolt, bar, &c; to cement or unite closely in any way; to lay on with strength. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. With on, to fix one's self; to seize and hold on; to clinch. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. To fix firmly; to bolt or bar; to seize and hold on. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. See fast. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. fas'n, v.t. to make fast or tight: to fix securely: to attach firmly one thing to another: to confirm.--v.i. to fix itself.--n. FAS'TENING, that which fastens. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  21. Make fast, attach, fix, secure by some tie or bond, (to, upon, on adv. or prep., together, up, in adv. or prep.; or abs.; f. parcel, garment, door, &c., or string, bolt, &c., f. off thread &c., secure with knot or otherwise), whence fastening (4) n.; direct (look, thoughts, &c.) keenly (up)on; fix (nickname, imputation, &c.) (up)on; f. quarrel upon, pick quarrel with; become fast (door will not f.); f. (up)on, lay hold of, single out for attack, seize upon (pretext). Hence fastener (2) n. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  22. To make fast, to make firm; to hold together, to cement, to link; to affix, to conjoin. Complete Dictionary
  23. To fix himself. Complete Dictionary

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