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Fasten meaning

fasten - 5 dictionary results

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

fasten - examples of usage

  1. When they had found a good place to fasten the cable to a tree alongside the bank, this programme was carried out.
  2. Perhaps it was the odd, abrupt way in which they were spoken, that made them fasten themselves so tenaciously on his memory.
  3. Whipping the long narrow board free, presently Bluff held it up to the very spot where he had declared he meant to fasten it with nails.
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