transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1 1.1 (attach) sujetar; (tie) atar; (stick) pegar* to fasten on a button/label pegar* un botón/una etiqueta 1.2 (do up, close) [case] cerrar*; [coat] abrochar; [laces] atar, amarrar (Latin America except River Plate area/América Latina excepto Río de la Plata) fasten your belt abróchate el cinturón fasten the door/window échale el cerrojo a la puerta/ventanaMore example sentences
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- She made sure his seatbelt was securely fastened before closing the door on him.
- Lydia fastened the cloth door closed and took inventory of the room.
- Once I had fastened the seatbelt and closed the door, Jason flicked a small switch on the dashboard, and the machine roared to life.
- A blue plaque fastened into the wall publicises the office's past as the dining room in the home of journalist Henry Morton Stanley.
- We drove home with a green boat perched atop a white wooden box of camping gear, fastened to a blue Volkswagen.
- Chell's white wraparound skirt, reaching from beneath her arms to her ankles and fastened at the back, was pulled in by a blue sash around her waist.
- 2 (fix) [eyes/gaze] clavar, fijar to fasten the blame on sb echarle or endilgarle* la culpa a algnMore example sentences
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- She was fastening some of her hair up with glittery clips while the rest cascaded down her neck and back.
- She was at the vanity, fastening her pale blonde hair into a bun that was already unraveling.
- I made my way to the bathroom where I fished through piles of hair accessories until I found my giant clip with which I fastened my hair in a French twist.
- Realising that he wasn't getting any money from me, he began to glance away, and fastened his eyes on a wallet that a gentleman who passed us had in his hand.
- What I did do, I noticed, was to keep a very beady eye on him from across the room: waiting to see what kind of man he fastened his attentions on this time.
- He sat down carefully, and fastened his eyes on his glass desktop.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- [door/case] cerrar* this belt won't fasten este cinturón no abrocha
fasten downverb + adverb + object, verb + object + adverb/verbo + adverbio + complemento, verbo + complemento + adverbio [hatch/hood] asegurar, cerrar*
fasten onfasten onto verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento they fastened onto the idea straight away enseguida entendieron la idea he had fastened on(to) poor Anna se le había pegado a la pobre Anna [colloquial/familiar] the press fastened onto that one statement la prensa se centró exclusivamente en esa afirmación once he fastens on(to) a plan, there's no changing his mind cuando se le mete un plan en la cabeza, no hay quien lo haga cambiar de opinión
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