Meaning of “fasten” in the English Dictionary

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"fasten" in British English

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fastenverb

uk /ˈfɑː.sən/ us /ˈfæs.ən/

B1 [ I or T ] to (cause something to) become firmly fixed together, or in position, or closed:

Make sure your seat belt is securely fastened.
This shirt fastens at the back.
fasten sth on, together, etc.

B2 to fix one thing to another:

I fastened the sticker to the windscreen.

More examples

  • Are the children safely fastened into their car seats?
  • She fastened her belt tightly around her waist.
  • The door was securely fastened.
  • To keep the helmet in position, fasten the strap beneath the chin.
  • Could you help me fasten this strap around my suitcase?

Phrasal verb(s)

(Definition of “fasten” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fasten" in American English

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fastenverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈfæs·ən/

to make or become firmly attached or closed:

[ I ] This skirt fastens at the back.
[ T ] Fasten your seatbelt.

(Definition of “fasten” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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