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1‘he fastened the door behind him’
bolt, lock, secure, make secure, make fast, chain, seal
2‘they fastened splints to his leg’
attach, fix, affix, clip, pin, tack
3‘the belt was fastened with an enormous silver buckle’
buckle, join, do up, connect, couple, close, unite, link
4‘he fastened his horse to a sapling on the bank of the river’
tie, tie up, bind, tether, truss, fetter, lash, hitch, anchor, strap, rope
5‘the dress fastens at the front with ten small buttons’
become closed, close, do up
6‘his gaze fastened on me’
focus, fix, be riveted, concentrate, zero in, zoom in, be brought to bear
direct at, aim at, point at
7‘the critics fastened upon two sections of the report’
single out, concentrate on, focus on, select, pick out, fix on, seize on
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