fasten fasten  /ˈfæ sən/


  1. (v) cause to be firmly attached
  2. (v) become fixed or fastened
  3. (v) attach to
  4. (v) make tight or tighter



Derived Word(s)


  1. Next time he will use bigger wings, fasten a tank of smoke-producing chemicals to one leg so spectators can follow his course.
  2. Turn the goat on its back, using the wire, fasten the neck of the goat to the skewer by wrapping it around both.
  3. Gossip Stoppers kits include paper clips to remind rumormongers to fasten those loose lips and breath mints to help them remember to sweeten what they say.


  1. Gogo's Problem: Inflight Wi-Fi Is Expensive, and No One Uses It

    Fasten your seatbelts. The public offering for Gogo ( GOGO ) , the largest U.S. provider of inflight Wi-Fi, is giving investors a chance to prepare for plenty of turbulence (and aviation clichés) as its business faces an array of punishing headwinds.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: BusinessWeek

  2. Analysis: After The Fed Shock, Markets Set For More Turmoil

    Fasten your seatbelts. And expect lots of turbulence. If that was the message Ben Bernanke was trying to deliver when he said the Federal Reserve could soon start scaling back its massive stimulus program for the U.S. economy, it's safe to say investors received it loud and clear.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Banker & Tradesman

  3. Matt’s Favorites: Facebook Bug Exposes Info, Flying Observatory, Model Rockets And More

    So what's the latest, greatest, and absogalooly fantastickest among the Interetubes? Fasten your safety harness, kids, and let's get going...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: CBS Detroit


  1. "Fasten your seatbelts," Prime Minister Francois Fillon told members of the ruling conservative party UMP last week.
    on Nov 13, 2007 By: Francois Fillon Source: Forbes

  2. (What she actually said was, "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night."
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Bette Davis Source: Money Morning

  3. "Movie audiences fasten on to one aspect of the actor, they decide what they want you to be," Widmark said. "They think you're playing yourself."
    on Mar 26, 2008 By: Richard Widmark Source: TeleText

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