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fasten on/upon sth

phrasal verb with fasten uk   /ˈfɑː.sən/  us   /ˈfæs.ən/ verb
to give attention to something, because it is of special interest or often because you think it is the cause of a problem: The politician has fastened on the problems of the working poor. My mind fastened on his admission that he was an agent.
Translations of “fasten on/upon sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 集中注意力於, 集中思想於…
in Chinese (Simplified) 集中注意力于, 集中思想于…
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