verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of attach
Examples from the Web for attaching
Attaching food with skewers, toothpicks, fishing line, and twine.Epic Meal Empire’s Meat Monstrosities: From the Bacon Spider to the Cinnabattleship|Harley Morenstein|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
More members of the Twitterverse are coopting the hashtag and attaching it to concerns that seem relatively trivial.
Suddenly, the scarf (or whatever was attaching it from above) slipped, and she fell onto the concrete headfirst.Thrills and Too Many Spills: The Dangers of the Circus|Marina Watts|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The problem with this is that attaching all this shame to sex does end up hurting people.Why We Need to Stop Using the Phrase ‘Walk of Shame’|Amanda Marcotte|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To further complicate things, I insisted on attaching myself as the screenwriter.
After attaching the petiole to the recording lever, indirect stimulus is applied, generally speaking, at a distance of 15 mm.Life Movements in Plants|Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
They have evinced much ingenuity, he says, in attaching the uprights to the flat timbers.The Evolution of Culture|Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers
But, by attaching with wax to one of the forks a little weight, we cause it to vibrate more slowly than its neighbour.Six Lectures on Light|John Tyndall
Yet Jude was in danger of attaching more meaning to Sue's impulsive note than it really was intended to bear.Jude the Obscure|Thomas Hardy
Dragon Ricardo persuades his chief to the adventure of attaching it.
British Dictionary definitions for attaching
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for attach
Word Origin and History for attaching
mid-14c. (mid-13c. in Anglo-Latin), "to take or seize (property or goods) by law," a legal term, from Old French atachier (11c.), earlier estachier "to attach, fix; stake up, support" (Modern French attacher, also cf. Italian attaccare), perhaps from a- "to" + Frankish *stakon "a post, stake" or a similar Germanic word (see stake (n.)). Meaning "to fasten, affix, connect" is from c.1400. Related: Attached; attaching.
Idioms and Phrases with attaching
see no strings attached.