Part of speech: verb

To make fast; secure; attach; fix; bind.

Part of speech: verb

To take fast hold; cleave; cling.

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Usage examples "fasten":

  1. This is clever, but cats even know how to fasten doors, at least some do; and this same lady was once in a cupboard, when one of her pussies came and turned on the button latch of the door, and made her a prisoner for some considerable time! - "The Domestic Cat", Gordon Stables.
  2. Then we must fasten up these windows, and leave all as secure as we can behind us. - "Shirley", Charlotte Brontë.
  3. I think we could fasten it with a knife. - "Walter Sherwood's Probation", Horatio Alger.