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What is another word for fasten?

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To join or connect securely together
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“A pipe crew following behind them on foot would fasten the joints together.”
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To fix or hold securely in place
“Sandpaper the piece thoroughly and fasten it in place with glue.”
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To attach something to another loosely, such as with a clip or hook
“Make sure your dog is standing or sitting still while you fasten the leash to the collar.”
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To tie or hitch something, especially to something that is secured or moored
“Dismounting, he proceeded to fasten his horse to a bending limb which hung over the garden wall.”
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To do up a garment or similar object with a zip, buttons, etc.
“He tried to fasten his jacket, but the zip had gone wonky again.”
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To shut or close off securely
“A solid wooden bar slides across the door and frame to fasten the door shut.”
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To direct one's eyes, thoughts, etc. intently at
“I could not help but to fasten my gaze on a clump of brown hair she held between her teeth.”
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To assign or ascribe something to
“Unable to fasten the blame on any person or cause in particular, they become generally discontented, and develop into seditious demagogues.”
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To single out (someone or something) and concentrate on them or it obsessively
“When you're working under pressure, you tend to fasten on something silly and obsessive to ease the strain.”
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To cover an opening
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To fix (an object) firmly and deeply in a surrounding mass
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To grip something, especially tightly or with force
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To pay attention to, or focus on, something closely
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Sew temporarily
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To decorate (something) with hanging objects
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To prevent entry or passage with a physical barrier
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To tie or roll up (a number of things) together as though into a parcel
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