Fasten meaning

făsən
Fasten is defined as to join one thing to another, or to secure.

An example of fasten is to button a coat.

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To place; attribute.

Fastened the blame on the weather.

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To attach firmly to something else, as by pinning or nailing.
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To make fast or secure, as by locking, shutting, buttoning, etc.; fix firmly in place.
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To hold, fix, or direct (the attention, gaze, etc.) steadily on something.
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To cause to be connected or attributed; impute.

To fasten a crime on someone.

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To force (oneself) on or upon another in an annoying way.
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To become attached or joined.
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To take a firm hold (on or upon); seize; cling.
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To concentrate (on or upon)
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To attach or connect in a secure manner.

The sailor fastened the boat to the dock with a half-hitch.

Fasten your seatbelts!

Can you fasten these boards together with some nails?

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To cause to take close effect; to make to tell; to land.

To fasten a blow.

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To fix or direct steadily.

Fastened her gaze on the stranger.

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To impose (oneself) without welcome.
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To join (one thing to another); attach; connect.
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Origin of fasten

  • Middle English fastnen from Old English fæstnian past- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English fastenen, from Old English fæstnian, from Proto-Germanic *fastinōną, from *fastuz.

    From Wiktionary