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Definitions and Synonyms of fasten | Another word for fasten | What is fasten?

Definition 1: make tight or tighter - [verb of change]

Samples where fasten or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Tighten the wire

Synonyms for fasten in the sense of this definition

(fasten is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of fasten ) take up the slack of

"frap a rope"

(... is a kind of fasten ) make taut or tauter

"tauten a rope"

(... is a kind of fasten ) tighten or fasten by means of screwing motions

"Screw the bottle cap on"

(... is a kind of fasten ) coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem

"wind your watch"

Definition 2: become fixed or fastened - [verb of contact]

Samples where fasten or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This dress fastens in the back

(fasten is a kind of ...) become attached

"The spider's thread attached to the window sill"

(... is a kind of fasten ) be fixed as if by glue

"His eyes were glued on her"

(... is a kind of fasten ) fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something

"stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress"

(... is a kind of fasten ) fasten with or as with pins or nails

"stick the photo onto the corkboard"

(... is a kind of fasten ) fasten with an adhesive material like glue

"stick the poster onto the wall"

Definition 3: cause to be firmly attached - [verb of contact]

Samples where fasten or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fasten the lock onto the door
  • she fixed her gaze on the man

Synonyms for fasten in the sense of this definition

(fasten is a kind of ...) cause to be attached

(... is a kind of fasten ) fasten with, or as if with, a toggle

(... is a kind of fasten ) bind with grout

"grout the bathtub"

(... is a kind of fasten ) bind or join with or as if with cement

(... is a kind of fasten ) fasten with a belt

"belt your trousers"

(... is a kind of fasten ) fasten with a hook

(... is a kind of fasten ) string together; tie or fasten with a string

"string the package"

(... is a kind of fasten ) fasten with tacks

"tack the notice on the board"

(... is a kind of fasten ) close with a zipper

"Zip up your jacket--it's cold"

(... is a kind of fasten ) secure or lock with a hasp

(... is a kind of fasten ) secure by locking

"lock up the house before you go on vacation"

(... is a kind of fasten ) fasten with a lock

"lock the bike to the fence"

(... is a kind of fasten ) secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts

"The girder was clinched into the wall"

(... is a kind of fasten ) flatten the ends (of nails and rivets)

"the nails were clinched"

(... is a kind of fasten ) secure or fasten with a staple or staples

"staple the papers together"

(... is a kind of fasten ) fasten with a rivet or rivets

(... is a kind of fasten ) fasten with buttons

"button the dress"

(... is a kind of fasten ) fasten with a joint

(... is a kind of fasten ) fasten or join with a joggle

(... is a kind of fasten ) fit tightly and fasten

(... is a kind of fasten ) fasten with wire

"The columns were wired to the beams for support"

(... is a kind of fasten ) tie or fasten to a stake

"stake your goat"

(... is a kind of fasten ) fasten with or as if with a brooch

(... is a kind of fasten ) fasten with a buckle or buckles

(... is a kind of fasten ) fix firmly or securely

(... is a kind of fasten ) put, fix, force, or implant

"lodge a bullet in the table" "stick your thumb in the crack"

(... is a kind of fasten ) place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction

"hang a door"

(... is a kind of fasten ) cause to be hanging or suspended

"Hang that picture on the wall"

(... is a kind of fasten ) attach or fasten with pins

"pin the needle to the shirt"

(... is a kind of fasten ) fasten with stays

(... is a kind of fasten ) fasten with Velcro

"velcro the belt"

(... is a kind of fasten ) secure (a sprained joint) with a strap

(... is a kind of fasten ) secure on a cleat

"cleat a line"

(... is a kind of fasten ) secure with a cramp

"cramp the wood"

(... is a kind of fasten ) wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose

(... is a kind of fasten ) tie a cinch around

"cinch horses"

(... is a kind of fasten ) attach to one another, for safety

"The mountaineers roped up when they started the final ascent"

(... is a kind of fasten ) fasten with a picket

"picket the goat"

(... is a kind of fasten ) fasten with a cable

"cable trees"

(... is a kind of fasten ) fasten or secure with chains

"Chain the chairs together"

(... is a kind of fasten ) fasten with or as if with a garter

(... is a kind of fasten ) fasten with a latch

"latch the door"

(... is a kind of fasten ) secure with a bitt

"bitt the ship line"

(... is a kind of fasten ) connect or secure to

"They rigged the bomb to the ignition"

(... is a kind of fasten ) fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord

"They tied their victim to the chair"

(... is a kind of fasten ) secure a vessel with an anchor

"We anchored at Baltimore"

(... is a kind of fasten ) fix firmly and stably

"anchor the lamppost in concrete"

(... is a kind of fasten ) fasten or fix with a clamp

"clamp the chair together until the glue has hardened"

(... is a kind of fasten ) secure with, or as if with, bars

"He barred the door"

(... is a kind of fasten ) turn a rope round an object or person in order to secure it or him

(... is a kind of fasten ) fasten a boat to a bitt, pin, or cleat

(... is a kind of fasten ) fasten with a bight

(... is a kind of fasten ) fasten with brads

(... is a kind of fasten ) secure with chocks

(... is a kind of fasten ) secure with a noose

(... is a kind of fasten ) fasten with a crank

(... is a kind of fasten ) fasten by sewing; do needlework

(... is a kind of fasten ) secure with spikes

(... is a kind of fasten ) secure in or as if in a berth or dock

"tie up the boat"

(... is a kind of fasten ) secure with cables or ropes

"moor the boat"

(fasten causes ...) become fixed or fastened

"This dress fastens in the back"

Definition 4: attach to - [verb of contact]

Samples where fasten or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They fastened various nicknames to each other

(fasten is a kind of ...) cause to be attached

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