fasten onto

Definition of fasten onto

  1. :  to grip and tightly hold (something) The stranger fastened onto my arm and wouldn't let go. —often used figuratively Once he fastens onto a subject he just won't let it drop.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to attach especially by pinning, tying, or nailing

    :  to make fast and secure

    :  to fix firmly or securely

  1. :  to a position on

    :  in or into a state of awareness about

    : used as a function word to indicate a set each element of which is the image of at least one element of another set

  1. :  mapping elements in such a way that every element in one set is the image of at least one element in another set

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to criticize severely

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