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1. fasten

verb. ['ˈfæsən'] cause to be firmly attached.

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • unlock
  • unpin
  • unfasten
  • untie
  • unstaple
  • unbar
  • unzip
  • unchain
  • dislodge
  • unhook
  • unbelt
  • unbuckle
  • unbutton
  • detach

Etymology

  • fæstnian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Fasten

  • mcglasson
  • stassen
  • klassen
  • glasson
  • classon
  • classen
  • clason
  • assassin
  • sasson
  • passon
  • nason
  • masson
  • lassen
  • kasson
  • kassen
  • kassan
  • hasson
  • hassen
  • gassen
  • fason
  • chason
  • casson
  • cason
  • bason

Example sentences of the word fasten


1. Verb, base form
Place the bicycle into the trainer stand and fasten the clamps around the back bicycle tire securely.

2. Verb, past participle
Securely fasten all license plates in a horizontal position on the vehicle for which it has been issued.

3. Verb, 3rd person singular present
To secure the hook bar, first fasten the bar to the hook.

Quotes containing the word fasten


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

2. fasten

verb. ['ˈfæsən'] become fixed or fastened.

Synonyms

  • stick
  • glue

Antonyms

  • detach
  • unstrap
  • dull

Etymology

  • fæstnian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. fasten

verb. ['ˈfæsən'] attach to.

Antonyms

  • summerize

Etymology

  • fæstnian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. fasten

verb. ['ˈfæsən'] make tight or tighter.

Synonyms

  • alter
  • firm
  • modify
  • tighten
  • frap
  • change
  • wind
  • screw
  • tauten

Antonyms

  • undock
  • worsen
  • break
  • winterize

Etymology

  • fæstnian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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