[ UK /fˈɑːsən/ ]
[ US /ˈfæsən/ ]
  1. make tight or tighter
    Tighten the wire
  2. attach to
    They fastened various nicknames to each other
  3. become fixed or fastened
    This dress fastens in the back
  4. cause to be firmly attached
    fasten the lock onto the door
    she fixed her gaze on the man
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How To Use fasten In A Sentence

  • With a few turns of tape, I fastened the plastic cup to the end of the pole.
  • This state of things was fastened all the more firmly on the people by strong kings such as Hammurabi, who lived about B.C. 2000 and who unified the country under a powerful central government with his own city, Babylon, as the capital. Hebrew Life and Times
  • In 1883 Mr. Leaf wrote: "I take it that the _zoma_ means the waist of the cuirass which is covered by the _zoster_, and has the upper edge of the _mitrê_ or plated apron beneath it fastened round the warrior's body. ... Homer and His Age
  • The lid won't come off accidentally , it's been fastened on.
  • The tractor was there with the trailer attached, its tailboard unfastened.
  • I put the parchment down on the board, loosely, without fastening it. THE CALLIGRAPHER
  • One end of the clay cord was formed into a loop and fastened with a smaller coil of clay wrapped around it.
  • How about reaching up your back from behind as if you wanted to fasten some buttons or tie an apron on?
  • Charged they were that they worshipped an ass's head; which impious folly -- first fastened on the Jews by Tacitus, Hist., lib.v. cap. 1, in these words, "Effigiem animalis, quo monstrante errorem sitimque depulerant, penetrali sacravere" (having before set out a feigned direction received by a company of asses), which he had borrowed from Apion, a railing Egyptian of Alexandria [224] -- was so ingrafted in their minds that no defensative could be allowed. The Sermons of John Owen
  • Ring roll, earring fasteners and pouches accommodate all kinds of jewelry.
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