fasten on/upon sth definition, meaning - what is fasten on/upon sth in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “fasten on/upon sth”

See all translations

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…
(Definition of fasten on/upon sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of fasten on/upon sth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

disappear off the face of the earth

to disappear completely

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More