fasten

[ fas-uhn, fah-suhn ]
/ ˈfæs ən, ˈfɑ sən /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

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Origin of fasten

before 900; Middle English fastenen, Old English fæstnian; cognate with Old Norse fastna to betroth; akin to fast1

OTHER WORDS FROM fasten

re·fas·ten, verb (used with object)well-fas·tened, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fasten

fasten
/ (ˈfɑːsən) /

verb

Derived forms of fasten

fastener, noun

Word Origin for fasten

Old English fæstnian; related to Old Norse fastna to pledge, Old High German fastinōn to make fast; see fast 1
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