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Definition of "fasten" []

  • To attach firmly to something else, as by pinning or nailing. (verb-transitive)
  • To make fast or secure. (verb-transitive)
  • To close, as by fixing firmly in place. (verb-transitive)
  • To fix or direct steadily: fastened her gaze on the stranger. (verb-transitive)
  • To place; attribute: fastened the blame on the weather. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fasten" in a sentence
  • "It is a good job I have a sense of humour, was almost going to send you the number of a good tailor that has a line in jackets that fasten from the back"
  • "9 To supplement a ring tape, magnitude in as good as symbol upon a behind where a fasten is to be located."
  • "Her mother came in, half an hour later, to "fasten" her."