verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of fasten
Examples from the Web for fasten
They fasten their seat belts to drive one hundred yards across a parking lot.The Stacks: The Searing Story of How Murder Stalked a Tiny New York Town|E. Jean Carroll|April 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His biggest apparent weakness: an inability to fasten more than two buttons on his shirt.Krrish 3 Review: What the Bollywood Movie Steals From Superhero Films|Sujay Kumar|November 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Fasten your seat belts—this is going to be a wild four-week ride.South Carolina Special Election Has All the Makings of a Scandal-Filled Telenovela|John Avlon|April 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In any case, once he made his rope, how did he fasten it to a metal grill eight feet above the ground?Cheated by Death: No Euphoria in Ram Singh’s Hanging|Dilip D’Souza|March 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the meantime, as Bette Davis used to say, fasten your seatbelts.
“I will fasten up your dress in the neck if that is what you want,” said she.The Shoulders of Atlas|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Sahwah suggested that we print our inquiry on a pennant and fasten it across the front of the car.The Campfire Girls Go Motoring|Hildegard G. Frey
Door-latches were made of wood, also oblong buttons to fasten chamber and cupboard doors.Home Life in Colonial Days|Alice Morse Earle
Before basting the tape down on the wrong side, fasten the elastic in place on one side of the sleeve protector.Handicraft for Girls|Idabelle McGlauflin
"I'll close the shutters and fasten a blanket over the window," said Mr. Bobbsey.The Bobbsey Twins at Home|Laura Lee Hope
Word Origin for fasten
Old English fæstnian "make fast, firm," also "ratify, betroth," from Proto-Germanic *fastinojanan (cf. Old Frisian festnia "to make firm, bind fast," Old Saxon fastnon, Old High German fastnion, Old Norse fastna "to pledge, betroth"), from *fastuz (see fast (adj.)). Related: Fastened; fastener; fastening.