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fasten

fas·ten

fasten

 
 
pronunciation:
fae sn
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part of speech: verb
inflections: fastened, fastening, fastens
definition 1: to join or attach firmly to something else or in place.
The policeman fastened the badge to his uniform.She fastened her hair with her new clip.
synonyms:
affix, attach, connect, join, stick
antonyms:
unfasten
similar words:
anchor, bond, clip, fix, grip, hitch, mount, nail, secure, tether
definition 2: to close firmly or cause to stay closed with a lock, buttons, or other fastener.
We always fasten our seat belts.Her mother helped her fasten her swim suit top.Don't forget to fasten the gate after you go out.
synonyms:
latch, lock, secure
antonyms:
loose, loosen, undo, unfasten
similar words:
bind, buckle, clasp, close, grip, link
definition 3: to direct at in a fixed or focused way.
The dog fastened its eyes on the hamburger.
synonyms:
concentrate, fix, rivet
similar words:
focus, hold
derivation: fastener (n.)
Word Builder: fasten +
  • fastener:
    a thing used to fasten, such as a zipper, clip, or button.