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Noun: fastening  fã-su-ning
  1. Restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
    - fastener, holdfast, fixing
  2. The act of fastening things together
    - attachment
Verb: fasten  fã-sun
  1. Cause to be firmly attached
    "fasten the lock onto the door";
    - fix, secure
  2. Become fixed or fastened
    "This dress fastens in the back"
  3. Attach to
    "They fastened various nicknames to each other"
  4. Make tight or tighter
    "fasten the wire";
    - tighten

Derived forms: fastenings

Type of: alter, attach, change, connection, connexion [Brit], constraint, joining, modify, restraint

Antonym: unfasten

Encyclopedia: Fastening