vb. 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. 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. To cause to take close effect; to make to tell; to lay on; as, to fasten a blow. To fasten a charge, or a crime, upon, to make his guilt certain, or so probable as to be generally believed.
- To fasten one's eyes upon, to look upon steadily without cessation.
Syn. - To fix; cement; stick; link; affix; annex.
- vb. To fix one's self; to take firm hold; to clinch; to cling.