fasten

  • 21 fasten — [v] make secure; join together adhere, affix, anchor, attach, band, bar, batten, belt, bind, bolt, bond, brace, button, catch, cement, chain, cleave, close, cohere, connect, couple, embed, establish, fix, freeze to*, girth, glue, grip, hitch,… …

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  • 22 fasten — hungern * * * fas|ten [ fastn̩], fastete, gefastet <itr.; hat: (für eine bestimmte Zeit) wenig oder nichts essen: weil sie zu dick ist, will sie eine Woche fasten. * * * fạs|ten 〈V. intr.; hat〉 sich aller od. bestimmter Speisen enthalten (in… …

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  • 23 Fasten — Fastenzeit * * * fas|ten [ fastn̩], fastete, gefastet <itr.; hat: (für eine bestimmte Zeit) wenig oder nichts essen: weil sie zu dick ist, will sie eine Woche fasten. * * * fạs|ten 〈V. intr.; hat〉 sich aller od. bestimmter Speisen enthalten… …

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  • 24 fasten — fas|ten [ˈfa:sən US ˈfæ ] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(clothes/bag etc)¦ 2¦(window/gate etc)¦ 3¦(attach something to something)¦ 4¦(hold something tightly)¦ 5 fasten your eyes/gaze on somebody/something 6 fasten your attention on somebody/something Phrasal verbs …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 25 fasten on — phrasal verb fasten on or fasten onto or fasten upon [transitive] Word forms fasten on : present tense I/you/we/they fasten on he/she/it fastens on present participle fastening on past tense fastened on past participle fastened on 1) fasten onto… …

    English dictionary

  • 26 fasten */ — UK [ˈfɑːs(ə)n] / US [ˈfæs(ə)n] verb Word forms fasten : present tense I/you/we/they fasten he/she/it fastens present participle fastening past tense fastened past participle fastened 1) a) fasten or fasten up [transitive] to close something such… …

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  • 27 fasten — verb 1 CLOTHES/BAG ETC also fasten up a) (T) to join together the two sides of a coat, shirt, bag etc so that it is closed: “I m going now,” she said, fastening her coat. | Fasten your seat belt! opposite unfasten b) (I) to become joined together …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 28 fasten — fas|ten [ fæsn ] verb * 1. ) transitive to close something such as a piece of clothing or a bag using the buttons, ZIPPER, CLIP, etc. on it: Please keep your seatbelts fastened while the seatbelt light is on. fasten something with something: It… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 29 fasten — /fas euhn, fah seuhn/, v.t. 1. to attach firmly or securely in place; fix securely to something else. 2. to make secure, as an article of dress with buttons, clasps, etc., or a door with a lock, bolt, etc. 3. to enclose securely, as a person or… …

    Universalium

  • 30 fasten — [[t]fɑ͟ːs(ə)n, fæ̱s [/t]] fastens, fastening, fastened 1) V ERG When you fasten something, you close it by means of buttons or a strap, or some other device. If something fastens with buttons or straps, you can close it in this way. [V n] She got …

    English dictionary

  • 31 fasten up — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms fasten up : present tense I/you/we/they fasten up he/she/it fastens up present participle fastening up past tense fastened up past participle fastened up same as fasten 1) It s getting cold out, so fasten up… …

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  • 32 fasten — /ˈfasən / (say fahsuhn) verb (t) 1. to make fast; fix firmly or securely in place or position; attach securely to something else. 2. to make secure, as an article of dress with buttons, clasps, etc., or a door with a lock, bolt, etc. 3. to attach …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 33 fasten on — verb adopt take up new ideas • Syn: ↑take up, ↑latch on, ↑hook on, ↑seize on • Hypernyms: ↑espouse, ↑embrace, ↑adopt, ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 34 fasten — verb (fastened; fastening) Etymology: Middle English fastnen, from Old English fæstnian to make fast; akin to Old High German festinōn to make fast, Old English fæst fast Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. to attach especially by… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 35 fasten — Synonyms and related words: address, adhere, affix, aim, anchor, annex, apply, attach, bang, bar, barricade, batten, batten down, bed, belay, bind, bolt, bond, bridle, button, button up, catch, cement, chain, choke, choke off, cinch, clamp, clap …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 36 fasten — v. (D; tr.) to fasten onto, to * * * [ fɑːs(ə)n] to (D; tr.) to fasten onto …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 37 Fasten — Lediglich mit dem Essen aufhören heißt noch nicht fasten. «Mahatma Gandhi» Der Appetit kommt mit dem Essen, aber noch häufiger mit dem Fasten. «Willy Millowitsch [1909]; dt. Schauspieler und Theaterleiter» …

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  • 38 fasten — 01. Please [fasten] your seatbelts in preparation for landing. 02. I pinched myself under the chin when I was [fastening] my bicycle helmet. 03. The shoestring was invented in England in 1790; before this, all shoes were [fastened] with buckles.… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 39 fasten — verb 1》 close or do up securely.     ↘fix or hold in place.     ↘(fasten something off) secure the end of a thread with stitches or a knot. 2》 (fasten on/upon) single out (something) and concentrate firmly on it. Derivatives fastener noun Origin… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 40 fasten on — {v. phr.} To attach; tie something to make it secure. * / Fasten on your life jackets when you get into the life boats, the captain said./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms