Definition of FASTEN

to cause (something) to hold to another <use this paper clip to fasten your picture to the application form>
Synonyms affix, attach, bend, fix
to put securely in place or in a desired position <don't forget to fasten all the lines on your tent>
Related Words embed (also imbed), entrench (also intrench), implant, ingrain (also engrain), lodge, stuff, wedge
Near Antonyms extract, prize, pry, pull, root (out), tear (out), uproot, wrest, yank
to fix (as one's attention) steadily toward a central objective <if you could fasten your attention on one task for more than a minute, you just might get something done>
Related Words aim, direct, home (in on), hone in (on), level, nail, point, set, zero (in on); attend, heed, mind; fixate (on), obsess (over); refocus

March 03, 2015
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