Translation of fasten in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (attach)(tie) atar(stick) pegarto fasten on a button/labelpegar un botón/una etiqueta1.2 (do up, close)(case)
abrochar(laces)fasten your belt
amarrar (Latin America exc River Plate area)abróchate el cinturónfasten the door/windowéchale el cerrojo a la puerta/ventanaExample sentences
- 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) to fasten the blame on somebodyecharle or endilgarle la culpa a alguienExample sentences
- 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.
- (door/case)this belt won't fasten
cerrareste cinturón no abrocha
- they fastened onto the idea straight away
enseguida entendieron la ideahe had fastened on(to) poor Anna
se le había pegado a la pobre Anna [colloquial]the press fastened onto that one statement
la prensa se centró exclusivamente en esa afirmaciónonce 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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