fasten


fasten

verb

Definition of FASTEN

1
to cause (something) to hold to another <use this paper clip to fasten your picture to the application form>
Synonyms affix, attach, bend, fix
2
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
3
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

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