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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 two things or two sides of something so that they stay together.
The policeman fastened the badge to his uniform.
synonyms:
attach, connect, join, stick
similar words:
clip, grip
definition 2: to close tight or cause to stay closed with a lock, buttons, or other device.
She fastened her suitcase.Fasten your seatbelts, please.
synonyms:
lock
antonyms:
undo
similar words:
bind, buckle, close, grip
derivation: fastener (n.)
Word Builder: fasten +
  • fastener:
    a thing used to fasten, such as a zipper, clip, or button.