HyperDic: fasten

English > 4 senses of the word fasten:
VERBcontactfasten, fix, securecause to be firmly attached
contactfastenbecome fixed or fastened
contactfastenattach to
changefasten, tightenmake tight / tight or tighter / tighter
fasten > pronunciation
Soundsfae'sahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > fasten: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningCause to be firmly attached.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"fasten the lock onto the door"
Synonymsfix, secure
Cause tofastenBecome fixed or fastened
Entailed bylace, lace upDraw through eyes or holes
sealClose with or as if with a seal
tie down, tie up, bind, trussSecure with or as if with ropes
Narroweranchor, cast anchor, drop anchorSecure a vessel with an anchor
anchor, groundFix firmly and stably
barSecure with, or as if with, bars
belayFasten a boat to a bitt, pin, or cleat
belayTurn a rope round an object or person in order to secure it or him
beltfasten with a belt
bightFasten with a bight
bind, bandagewrap / wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose
bittSecure with a bitt
bradFasten with brads
brooch, claspFasten with or as if with a brooch
buckle, claspFasten with a buckle or buckles
buttonFasten with buttons
cableFasten with a cable
cementBind or join with or as if with cement
chainFasten or secure with chains
chockSecure with chocks
cinch, girthTie a cinch around
clampFasten or fix with a clamp
cleatSecure on a cleat
clinchflatten the ends (of nails and rivets)
clinchSecure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts
coaptfit tightly and fasten
crampSecure with a cramp
crankFasten with a crank
entrench, intrenchFix firmly or securely
garterFasten with or as if with a garter
groutBind with grout
hang, hang upCause to be hanging or suspended
hangplace in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction
haspSecure or lock with a hasp
hookFasten with a hook
joggleFasten or join with a joggle
jointFasten with a joint
latchFasten with a latch / latch
lockFasten with a lock
lock upSecure by locking
lodge, wedge, stick, depositPut, fix, force, or implant
moorSecure with cables or ropes
moor, berth, tie upSecure in or as if in a berth or dock
nooseSecure with a noose
picketFasten with a picket
pinattach or fasten with pins or as if with pins
rigConnect or secure to
rivetFasten with a rivet or rivets
rope upattach to one another, for safety
sew, run up, sew together, stitchFasten by sewing
spikeSecure with spikes
stakeTie or fasten to a stake
stapleSecure or fasten with a staple or staples
stayFasten with stays
strapSecure (a sprained joint) with a strap
stringstring together
tackFasten with tacks
tie, bindFasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
toggleFasten with, or as if with, a toggle
velcroFasten with Velcro
wireFasten with wire
zip up, zipper, zipClose with a zipper
BroaderattachCause to be attached
OppositeunfastenCause to become undone
Spanishasegurar, concertar, fijar, reparar, sujetar, unir
Catalanassegurar, concertar, fixar, reparar
Nounsfastenerrestraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
fastenera person who fastens or makes fast
fasteningthe act of fastening things together
English > fasten: 4 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningBecome fixed or fastened.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Example"This dress fastens in the back"
Caused byfasten, fix, secureCause to be firmly attached
NarrowerglueBe fixed as if by glue
stickFasten with an adhesive material like glue
stickFasten with or as with pins or nails
stickFasten into place by fixing an end or point into something
BroaderattachBecome attached
OppositeunfastenBecome undone or untied
Spanishamarrar, atar, fijar
Catalanamarrar, fixar, lligar
Nounsfastener, fasteningrestraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
English > fasten: 4 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningattach to.
PatternSomebody ----s something to somebody
Example"They fastened various nicknames to each other"
BroaderattachCause to be attached
Spanishasignar, colgar, pegar, poner
Catalanassignar, posar
English > fasten: 4 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningmake tight / tight or tighter / tighter.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymtighten
Narrowerfraptake up the slack of
screwtighten or fasten by means of screwing motions
tauten, firmmake taut or tauter
wind, wind upcoil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishajustar, apretar, atar, estirar, tensar
Catalanajustar, estirar, fer força, tibar

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