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What is another word for fastens?

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To join or connect securely together
“A pipe crew following behind them on foot would fasten the joints together.”
To fix or hold securely in place
“Sandpaper the piece thoroughly and fasten it in place with glue.”
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.”
To tie or hitch something, especially to something that is secured or moored
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“Dismounting, he proceeded to fasten his horse to a bending limb which hung over the garden wall.”
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.”
To shut or close off securely
“A solid wooden bar slides across the door and frame to fasten the door shut.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
To connect or join together
To sew with long or loose stitches, as for temporary use or preparation
To physically or literally secure or fasten all openings tightly for protection
To pay attention to, or focus on, something closely
To decorate (something) with hanging objects
To tie or roll up (a number of things) together as though into a parcel
The three days immediately preceding Lent
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