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Definition of fasten:

  1. 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.
  2. To cause to take close effect; to make to tell; to lay on; as, to fasten a blow.
  3. 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.
  4. To fix one's self; to take firm hold; to clinch; to cling.

Synonyms:

pay off, shackle, guarantee, pin on, anchor, constrain, fetter, compel, desex, strengthen, grasp, desexualize, hold, entangle, bushel, hook, batten down, gear up, wedge, unsex, clip, doctor, pay back, insure, assemble, harness, tighten up, furbish up, plug, reduce, bed, clasp, stiffen, tie up, clutch, fix, ensure, nail, blame, deposit, limit, entrench, release, stop up, ready, catch, touch on, secure, specify, root, embed, infix, determine, keep, fixate, sterilise, button, restrict, screw, grip, pin, move, restrain, clamp, twist, set, set up, bar, repair, restore, assign, tie down, desexualise, tighten, moor, give, mend, procure, engage, cinch, grapple, ingrain, make, sterilize, prepare, situate, get, shutter, batten, impute, lodge, solder, cook, assure, combine, posit, define, loosen, place, rivet, oblige, hold fast.

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