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.
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attach (part of speech: verb)
fasten (part of speech: verb)
close (part of speech: verb)
- Suspicion is beginning to fasten upon you. - "The Box with the Broken Seals", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
- As I leaned forward ready to fasten on the man when he should offer violence I heard a peculiar sound as of a loose piece of wood or iron striking the sill. - "The Hunt Ball Mystery", Magnay, William.
- Assembled there, the people fasten their eyes upon the coming boat as upon a wonder they are seeing for the first time. - "Life On The Mississippi, Part 1.", Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens).