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fasten down

To attach or connect something to something else. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fasten" and "down." Fasten that tile down before someone trips on it. I fastened down the car seat, so it shouldn't budge at all.
See also: down, fasten

fasten down to (something)

To attach or connect something to something else. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fasten" and "down." Fasten that tile down to the floor before someone trips on it.
See also: down, fasten

fasten (up)on

1. Literally, to attach or connect something to something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "fasten" and "on." I fastened a name tag upon my shirt and walked into the auditorium.
2. By extension, to focus one's attention on someone or something. Luckily, the baby fastened upon the music and stopped crying within minutes.
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fasten (someone, something, or oneself) to (someone or something)

To attach or connect someone, something, or oneself to something else. Fasten that tile to the floor before someone trips on it. I fastened a name tag to my shirt and walked into the auditorium. Please use your seatbelt to fasten yourself to your seat before the ride begins.
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fasten up

To secure or close something, as by using buttons, zippers, etc. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fasten" and "up." It's freezing today, so be sure to fasten up your coat.
See also: fasten, up

fasten someone or something (on)to someone or something

to attach people or things together. He fastened himself onto the mast of the boat with a length of rope. I fastened a note onto Jimmy, so his kindergarten teacher would read it and remind him to wear his gloves home.
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fasten something down (to something)

to attach something down to something else. Fasten this board down to the top of the workbench. Please fasten down the board.
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fasten something up

to close something up, using buttons, a zipper, snaps, hooks, a clasp, or other things meant to hold something closed. Please fasten this up for me. I can't reach the zipper. Please fasten up my buttons in back.
See also: fasten, up

fasten (up)on someone or something

 
1. Lit. to take firm hold of someone or something. She fastened upon me and would not let me go until she finished speaking. I don't like people who fasten on me and ask a lot of questions.
2. Fig. to fix one's attention on someone or something. He fastened upon the picture for a brief moment and then turned away. The baby fastened on the television screen and watched it for many minutes.
See also: fasten, on
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It is also important to ensure that the wrench is placed all the way onto the fastener. Extra care should be taken when the mechanic cannot actually see the wrench fitting the fastener.
Previously there were 35 container options in use to ship fasteners to automotive customers.
Effective Union Fasteners said it prides itself on its ability to create 'made to deliver' individual solutions quickly and effectively, and the introduction of this new machinery will ensure that accuracy and precision is maintained to the highest level.
Some leading premium fastener manufacturers use custom-made wax to ensure an optimal friction coefficient.
While Taiwanese companies target Europe by presenting themselves professionally at European fairs and events, European firms can introduce themselves to the Asian market through one of the biggest fastener fairs, FASTENER TAIWAN, held in the northern city of Kaohsiung.
To eliminate the boundary effect and consider the calculation speed, in this paper the model length is a spacing of 131 fasteners. Among them, the fastener spacing is 0.625 m, which means the model is 81.875 m long.
With all other aspects of the machine benefting from 20 years of development toward faster cycle times, the new fastener feed system would have to significantly quicker than the system it replaces.
Government organizations such as the Department of Defense (DoD), Ministry of Defense (MoD), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certify the fasteners developed by vendors and encourage the development of technologically advanced, cost-efficient, and effective aerospace fasteners.
A total of 41 foreign buyers from different countries of the world, including the big-name Ciser, the largest fastener producer in Latin America, invited by
The Project: a company needed a fastener for an orthopedic device that would offer a high degree of repeatability in motion without a loss of function.
Forget about nails or screws or fussy hidden fastener systems.
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The PEM SpotFast steel fastener is designed to permanently adjoin metal sheets to plastic panels or PC boards.
Patent and Trademark Office has issued a key patent covering its SerosaFuse fastener and "over the wire" delivery system.
Two types of wood screws, which will be referred to as Fastener A and Fastener B, were purchased from a local retail outlet for this study.