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British English: /ˈfɑːs(ə)n/
American English: /ˈfæs(ə)n/

Translation of fasten in French:

transitive verb

  • 2 (attach)
    (notice, shelf) to à onto sur
    (lead, rope) to à
    to fasten the ends together
    attacher les bouts ensemble
    to fasten onto somebody
    s'attacher or s'accrocher (informal) à quelqu'un
  • 3 [figurative] (fix) See examples: his eyes fastened on me
    son regard s'est fixé sur moi
    to fasten the blame/responsibility on
    rejeter la faute/responsabilité sur

intransitive verb

  • (box)
    se fermer
    (necklace, belt, skirt)
    to fasten at the back/side
    s'attacher dans le dos/sur le côté

Phrasal verbs

fasten down

fasten down [something], fasten [something] down
(hatch, lid)

fasten on

1 fasten on
(lid, handle)
2 fasten [something] on
(lid, handle)
3 fasten on [something] [figurative]
se mettre [quelque chose] dans la tête
he fastened on the idea of escaping
il s'est mis dans la tête de s'évader

fasten up

fasten up [something], fasten [something] up

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