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Definition of Fasten


  1. To fix firmly; to make fast; to secure, as by a knot, lock, bolt, etc.; as, to fasten a chain to the feet; to fasten a door or window.
  2. To cause to hold together or to something else; to attach or unite firmly; to cause to cleave to something , or to cleave together, by any means; as, to fasten boards together with nails or cords; to fasten anything in our thoughts.
  3. To cause to take close effect; to make to tell; to lay on; as, to fasten a blow.
  4. To fix one's self; to take firm hold; to clinch; to cling.

Fasten Quotations

Painting is a nail to which I fasten my ideas.
Georges Braque

I have learned, as a rule of thumb, never to ask whether you can do something. Say, instead, that you are doing it. Then fasten your seat belt. The most remarkable things follow.
Julia Cameron

My instincts are always against people who want to fasten some sort of hegemony onto things.
Clifford Geertz

You had no right to be born; for you make no use of life. Instead of living for, in, and with yourself, as a reasonable being ought, you seek only to fasten your feebleness on some other person's strength.
Charlotte Bronte

A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind, and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation.
Howard Crosby
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Fasten Translations

fasten in Afrikaans is vasstel, bepaal, vasmaak
fasten in Dutch is bevestigen, fixeren, bepalen
fasten in French is amarrer, liaison, ficeler, verrouiller
fasten in German is befestigen
fasten in Italian is bendare, legare saldamente, legamento, consolidare
fasten in Latin is necto, pango
fasten in Norwegian is lukke, feste
fasten in Portuguese is prenda
fasten in Spanish is atar, aocrrar, liar, fijar, afirmar
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