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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)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 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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A baby may also be placed in a fastened carrycot (with hard sides).
The child seat should be fastened with the car's three-point seat belt following the fastening instructions precisely.
Children in this age group weighing 15 to 25kg should be carried in the back seat in approved child seats, which must be fastened with the car's three-point seat belt.
Car cushions are also fastened with the car's three-point seat belt.
When using a booster cushion, it's always important to check that the safety belt is properly fastened on the child.
A driver who had reluctantly fastened his seat belt was playing with the belt and drawing it in and out and saying "I can't understand the use of this belt and how can this protect my life when I have an accident." Although the driver has been driving a taxi for three years, he did not seem to know how the seat belt works during an accidents, automatically locking to prevent the driver from being thrown through the windshield.
Insert ridge board into the peak notch of each truss at appropriate mark on ridge board and fasten to header at marks with nails and hurricane ties.
Using right-angled metal ties on both sides of joints, fasten a 2 x 4 x 8' facia board to ends of rafters.
Measure and mark the angled end cuts needed to fasten 2 x 4 x 8's to the floor and to facia and inside of ends of rafters.
Cut angled floor-ends and roof-ends on the ten angled braces and toenail or (better) fasten with right-angled fastening plates to floor.
Fasten furring vertically to end walls (except over door opening).
After fastening header boards to studs, fasten them to sheathing every 4".
Fasten border/frame to door planks from the inside with drywall screws long enough so they don't quite pierce outer trim boards.
Fasten trim to sheathing, inner edges 1/4" from edges of door.
Fasten latch plate to adjoining trim so latch fastens securely.