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English verb: fasten

1. fasten (contact) cause to be firmly attached


SamplesFasten the lock onto the door.
She fixed her gaze on the man.


Synonymsfix, secure


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)attach


Narrower (hyponym)anchor, anchor, bandage, bar, belay, belay, belt, berth, bight, bind, bind, bitt, brad, brooch, buckle, button, cable, cast anchor, cement, chain, chock, cinch, clamp, clasp, clasp, cleat, clinch, clinch, coapt, cramp, crank, deposit, drop anchor, entrench, garter, girth, ground, grout, hang, hang, hang up, hasp, hook, intrench, joggle, joint, latch, lock, lock up, lodge, moor, moor, noose, picket, pin, rig, rivet, rope up, run up, sew, sew together, spike, stake, staple, stay, stick, stitch, strap, string, tack, tie, tie up, toggle, velcro, wedge, wire, zip, zip up, zipper


Causefasten


Antonymsunfasten

2. fasten (contact) become fixed or fastened


SamplesThis dress fastens in the back.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)attach


Narrower (hyponym)glue, stick, stick, stick


Antonymsunfasten

3. fasten (contact) attach to


SamplesThey fastened various nicknames to each other.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)attach

4. fasten (change) make tight or tighter


SamplesTighten the wire.


Synonymstighten


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)firm, frap, screw, tauten, wind, wind up









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