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fasten (v.)

Old English fæstnian "make fast, make firm, fix, secure," also "ratify, betroth, confirm," from Proto-Germanic *fastinon "to make firm or fast" (source also of Old Frisian festnia "to make firm, bind fast," Old Saxon fastnon, Old High German fastnion, German festnen, Old Norse fastna "to pledge, betroth"), from PIE *fast "solid, firm" (see fast (adj.)). Related: Fastened; fastening.

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Definitions of fasten

fasten (v.)
cause to be firmly attached;
fasten the lock onto the door
Synonyms: fix / secure
fasten (v.)
become fixed or fastened;
This dress fastens in the back
fasten (v.)
attach to;
They fastened various nicknames to each other
fasten (v.)
make tight or tighter;
Synonyms: tighten
From wordnet.princeton.edu