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Noun
A hook or similar restraint used to fasten things together
Verb
Present participle for to put securely in place or in a desired position
“The belt was fastened with an enormous silver buckle.”
Verb
Present participle for close or do up securely
“She slid the lid over them and wanted to fasten the clasp.”
Verb
Present participle for fix or hold in place
“She was fastening some of her hair up with glittery clips while the rest cascaded down her neck and back.”
Verb
Present participle for direct one's eyes, thoughts, etc. intently at
“I have to fasten my gaze on a clump of brown hair she holds between her teeth.”
Verb
Present participle for to make or become secure or joined
“He fastened his horse to a sapling on the bank of the river.”
Verb
“The dress fastens at the front with ten small buttons.”
Verb
“Blame had been fastened on some unknown nutter.”
Verb
“When you're doing a high-tech type of job, working under pressure against impossible time-scales, you tend to fasten on something silly and obsessive to ease the strain.”
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