|v. t.||1.||To fix firmly; to make fast; to secure, as by a knot, lock, bolt, etc.; |
|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; |
|3.||To cause to take close effect; to make to tell; to lay on; |
|v. i.||1.||To fix one's self; to take firm hold; to clinch; to cling.|
|Verb||1.||fasten - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"|
unfasten - cause to become undone; "unfasten your belt"
|2.||fasten - become fixed or fastened; "This dress fastens in the back"|
unfasten - become undone or untied; "The shoelaces unfastened"
|3.||fasten - attach to; "They fastened various nicknames to each other"|
|4.||fasten - make tight or tighter; "Tighten the wire"|