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fas·ten

 (făs′ən)
v. fas·tened, fas·ten·ing, fas·tens
v.tr.
1. To attach firmly to something else, as by pinning or nailing.
2.
a. To make fast or secure: fastened the children into their car seats.
b. To close or connect securely, as with a lock or other device: was unable to fasten the bulging suitcase.
3. To fix or direct steadily: fastened her gaze on the stranger.
4. To place; attribute: fastened the blame on the weather.
5. To impose (oneself) without welcome.
v.intr.
1.
a. To become attached, fixed, or joined: barnacles that had fastened to the ship's bottom.
b. To close or join in a particular manner: tent flaps that fasten with a zipper; a shirt that fastens down the front.
2.
a. To focus one's sight or attention on something: fasten on a notion.
b. To select something by close attention: "By April he had fastened on the site where he would erect his grand city" (Charles Officer).

[Middle English fastnen, from Old English fæstnian; see past- in Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: fasten, anchor, fix, moor1, secure
These verbs mean to cause to remain firmly in position or place: fastened the cabinet to the wall with screws; anchored the pull-up bar to the door frame; fixed the flagpole in concrete; will moor the rowboat at the dock; secured the door with a heavy bolt.

fasten

(ˈfɑːsən)
vb
1. to make or become fast or secure
2. to make or become attached or joined
3. to close or become closed by fixing firmly in place, locking, etc
4. (tr; foll by in or up) to enclose or imprison
5. (usually foll by: on) to cause (blame, a nickname, etc) to be attached (to); place (on) or impute (to)
6. (usually foll by: on or upon) to direct or be directed in a concentrated way; fix: he fastened his gaze on the girl.
7. (usually foll by: on) take firm hold (of)
[Old English fæstnian; related to Old Norse fastna to pledge, Old High German fastinōn to make fast; see fast1]
ˈfastener n

fas•ten

(ˈfæs ən, ˈfɑ sən)

v.t.
1. to attach securely in place.
2. to make secure, as a door with a lock, bolt, etc.
3. to attach or connect.
4. to direct (the eyes, thoughts, etc.) intently.
v.i.
5. to become fast, fixed, or firm.
6. to close securely; lock.
7. to take a firm hold; seize (usu. fol. by on or upon): to fasten on an idea.
8. to concentrate (usu. fol. by on or upon): His gaze fastened on the jewels.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English fæstnian]
fas′ten•er, n.

fasten


Past participle: fastened
Gerund: fastening

Imperative
fasten
fasten
Present
I fasten
you fasten
he/she/it fastens
we fasten
you fasten
they fasten
Preterite
I fastened
you fastened
he/she/it fastened
we fastened
you fastened
they fastened
Present Continuous
I am fastening
you are fastening
he/she/it is fastening
we are fastening
you are fastening
they are fastening
Present Perfect
I have fastened
you have fastened
he/she/it has fastened
we have fastened
you have fastened
they have fastened
Past Continuous
I was fastening
you were fastening
he/she/it was fastening
we were fastening
you were fastening
they were fastening
Past Perfect
I had fastened
you had fastened
he/she/it had fastened
we had fastened
you had fastened
they had fastened
Future
I will fasten
you will fasten
he/she/it will fasten
we will fasten
you will fasten
they will fasten
Future Perfect
I will have fastened
you will have fastened
he/she/it will have fastened
we will have fastened
you will have fastened
they will have fastened
Future Continuous
I will be fastening
you will be fastening
he/she/it will be fastening
we will be fastening
you will be fastening
they will be fastening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fastening
you have been fastening
he/she/it has been fastening
we have been fastening
you have been fastening
they have been fastening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fastening
you will have been fastening
he/she/it will have been fastening
we will have been fastening
you will have been fastening
they will have been fastening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fastening
you had been fastening
he/she/it had been fastening
we had been fastening
you had been fastening
they had been fastening
Conditional
I would fasten
you would fasten
he/she/it would fasten
we would fasten
you would fasten
they would fasten
Past Conditional
I would have fastened
you would have fastened
he/she/it would have fastened
we would have fastened
you would have fastened
they would have fastened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.fasten - cause to be firmly attachedfasten - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
strap - secure (a sprained joint) with a strap
tie, bind - fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair"
rig - connect or secure to; "They rigged the bomb to the ignition"
bitt - secure with a bitt; "bitt the ship line"
latch - fasten with a latch; "latch the door"
garter - fasten with or as if with a garter
chain - fasten or secure with chains; "Chain the chairs together"
cable - fasten with a cable; "cable trees"
picket - fasten with a picket; "picket the goat"
rope up - attach to one another, for safety; "The mountaineers roped up when they started the final ascent"
attach - cause to be attached
cinch, girth - tie a cinch around; "cinch horses"
bandage, bind - wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose
cramp - secure with a cramp; "cramp the wood"
cleat - secure on a cleat; "cleat a line"
cast anchor, drop anchor, anchor - secure a vessel with an anchor; "We anchored at Baltimore"
anchor, ground - fix firmly and stably; "anchor the lamppost in concrete"
moor - secure with cables or ropes; "moor the boat"
moor, berth, tie up - secure in or as if in a berth or dock; "tie up the boat"
spike - secure with spikes
sew, sew together, stitch, run up - fasten by sewing; do needlework
crank - fasten with a crank
noose - secure with a noose
chock - secure with chocks
brad - fasten with brads
bight - fasten with a bight
belay - fasten a boat to a bitt, pin, or cleat
belay - turn a rope round an object or person in order to secure it or him
bar - secure with, or as if with, bars; "He barred the door"
clamp - fasten or fix with a clamp; "clamp the chair together until the glue has hardened"
velcro - fasten with Velcro; "velcro the belt"
stay - fasten with stays
clinch - flatten the ends (of nails and rivets); "the nails were clinched"
clinch - secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts; "The girder was clinched into the wall"
lock - fasten with a lock; "lock the bike to the fence"
lock up - secure by locking; "lock up the house before you go on vacation"
hasp - secure or lock with a hasp
zip, zip up, zipper - close with a zipper; "Zip up your jacket--it's cold"
tack - fasten with tacks; "tack the notice on the board"
string - string together; tie or fasten with a string; "string the package"
hook - fasten with a hook
belt - fasten with a belt; "belt your trousers"
cement - bind or join with or as if with cement
grout - bind with grout; "grout the bathtub"
staple - secure or fasten with a staple or staples; "staple the papers together"
rivet - fasten with a rivet or rivets
button - fasten with buttons; "button the dress"
pin - attach or fasten with pins or as if with pins; "pin the needle to the shirt". "pin the blame on the innocent man"
hang, hang up - cause to be hanging or suspended; "Hang that picture on the wall"
hang - place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction; "hang a door"
deposit, stick, wedge, lodge - put, fix, force, or implant; "lodge a bullet in the table"; "stick your thumb in the crack"
entrench, intrench - fix firmly or securely
buckle, clasp - fasten with a buckle or buckles
brooch, clasp - fasten with or as if with a brooch
stake - tie or fasten to a stake; "stake your goat"
wire - fasten with wire; "The columns were wired to the beams for support"
coapt - fit tightly and fasten
joggle - fasten or join with a joggle
joint - fasten with a joint
toggle - fasten with, or as if with, a toggle
unfasten - cause to become undone; "unfasten your belt"
2.fasten - become fixed or fastenedfasten - become fixed or fastened; "This dress fastens in the back"
glue - be fixed as if by glue; "His eyes were glued on her"
attach - become attached; "The spider's thread attached to the window sill"
stick - fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something; "stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress"
stick - fasten with or as with pins or nails; "stick the photo onto the corkboard"
stick - fasten with an adhesive material like glue; "stick the poster onto the wall"
unfasten - become undone or untied; "The shoelaces unfastened"
3.fasten - attach to; "They fastened various nicknames to each other"
attach - cause to be attached
4.fasten - make tight or tighterfasten - make tight or tighter; "Tighten the wire"
alter, change, modify - 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"
frap - take up the slack of; "frap a rope"
firm, tauten - make taut or tauter; "tauten a rope"
screw - tighten or fasten by means of screwing motions; "Screw the bottle cap on"
wind up, wind - coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem; "wind your watch"

fasten

verb
1. secure, close, lock, chain, seal, bolt, do up He fastened the door behind him.
2. tie, bind, lace, tie up The dress fastens down the back.
3. fix, join, link, connect, grip, attach, anchor, affix, make firm, make fast Use screws to fasten the shelf to the wall.
4. concentrate, focus, fix Her thoughts fastened on one event.
5. direct, aim, focus, fix, concentrate, bend, rivet They fastened their gaze on the table and did not look up.

fasten

verb
1. To join one thing to another:
2. To make fast or firmly fixed, as by means of a cord or rope:
3. To make secure:
Idiom: make fast.
4. To implant so deeply as to make change nearly impossible:
5. To ascribe (a misdeed or an error, for example) to:
Translations
يُثْبِت
připevnitpřipoutatsoustředitupnoutzavřít
fæstnespænde
rögzít
festa, binda, spenna
締める
įsmeigtisegtukassegtuvas
nostiprinātpiestiprinātpievērst
pritrditi

fasten

[ˈfɑːsn]
A. VT
1. (= secure) [+ belt, dress, seat belt] → abrochar; [+ door, box, window] → cerrar; (with rope) → atar; (with paste) → pegar; (with bolt) → echar el cerrojo a
to fasten two things togetherpegar/sujetar dos cosas
2. (= attach) → sujetar (fig) → atribuir
to fasten the blame/responsibility (for sth) on sbechar la culpa/atribuir la responsabilidad (de algo) a algn
they're trying to fasten the crime on metratan de achacarme or atribuirme el crimen a mí
B. VI [door, box] → cerrarse; [dress] → abrocharse
it fastens in frontse abrocha por delante
fasten down VT + ADV [+ envelope, blind etc] → cerrar
fasten on
A. VT + ADV (= tie) → atar
B. VT + PREP
see fasten upon
C. VI + PREP
see fasten upon
fasten on to VI + PREPagarrarse de, pegarse a (fig) → fijarse en
he fastened on to me at oncese fijó en mí en seguida; (as companion) → se me pegó en seguida
to fasten on to a pretextechar mano or valerse de un pretexto
fasten up
A. VT + ADV [+ clothing] → abrochar
B. VI + ADV it fastens up in frontse abrocha por delante
fasten upon fasten on
A. VT + PREP [+ gaze] → fijar en
B. VI + PREP [+ excuse] → valerse de
to fasten (up)on the idea of doing sthaferrarse a la idea de hacer algo

fasten

[ˈfɑːsən]
vt [+ button, safety pin] → fermer; [+ strap, seat belt] → attacher; [+ coat] → fermer
to fasten sth to sth → attacher qch à qch
to fasten sth in place → fixer qch
vi [coat, jacket] → se fermer; [strap, buckle] → s'attacher
to fasten at the front (gen)se fermer sur le devant; (with buttons)se boutonner sur le devant
to fasten at the back (gen)se fermer dans le dos; (with buttons)se boutonner dans le dos front-fastening bra
fasten on
fasten upon vt fus
[person] [+ idea] → se cramponner à
[eyes] → se fixer sur

fasten

vt
(= attach)festmachen, befestigen (→ to, onto an +dat); (= do up) parcel etczuschnüren; buttons, buckle, dress etczumachen; (= tighten) screw etcanziehen; (= lock) door(ab)schließen; to fasten one’s seat beltsich anschnallen; to fasten two things togetherzwei Dinge zusammenmachen (inf)or aneinander befestigen
(fig) thoughts, attentionzuwenden (on sb jdm); to fasten the blame on somebodydie Schuld auf jdn schieben, jdm die Schuld in die Schuhe schieben (inf); to fasten one’s hopes on somebody/somethingseine Hoffnungen auf jdn/etw setzen; to fasten one’s eyes on somebody/somethingdie Augen or den Blick auf jdn/etw heften
visich schließen lassen; the dress fastens at the backdas Kleid wird hinten zugemacht; the door won’t fastendie Tür lässt sich nicht schließen; these two pieces fasten togetherdiese zwei Teile werden miteinander verbunden

fasten

[ˈfɑːsn]
1. vt (with rope, string) → legare; (with nail) → inchiodare; (secure, belt, dress, seat belt) → allacciare; (door, box, window) → chiudere; (attach) → attaccare, fissare
to fasten the blame/responsibility (for sth) on sb (fig) → dare la colpa/addossare la responsabilità (di qc) a qn
2. vi (door) → chiudersi; (dress) → allacciarsi, abbottonarsi
fasten down vt + advfissare bene
fasten on vt + advfissare
fasten up vt + adv (clothing, coat) → allacciare, abbottonare
fasten (up)on vi + prep (idea) → cogliere al volo; (excuse) → ricorrere a

fasten

(ˈfaːsn) verb
to fix or join (together). Fasten the gate!; She fastened a flower to the front of her dress; He fastened his eyes upon her face.
ˈfastener noun
something that fastens things (together). a zip-fastener.

fasten

v. sujetar; amarrar; abrochar; abotonar.