fasten (someone, something, or oneself) to (someone or something)

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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 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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References in classic literature ?
Here are two loaves and a ham for you, so that you won't starve." The bread and the meat were fastened to the Reindeer's back; the little maiden opened the door, called in all the dogs, and then with her knife cut the rope that fastened the animal, and said to him, "Now, off with you; but take good care of the little girl!"
This was no easy task, because half of each one of the hinges of the wings was missing, it being still fastened to the body of the Gargoyle who had used it.
The other four wings were then fastened to the buggy, two on each side, for the buggy must bear the weight of the children and the Wizard as it flew through the air.
The trap, being fastened to the pole, resists all his efforts to drag it to the shore; the chain by which it is fastened defies his teeth; he struggles for a time, and at length sinks to the bottom and is drowned.
Passengers of high-speed craft plying between Hong Kong and Macao are encouraged to try the seats with their seat belts fastened to enjoy the Hong Kong scenery as if they were on board a high-speed craft.
Each of the pairs of opposing front and rear side parts is joined by a fastener element that is attached to one of the opposing side parts by a first join and releasably and resealably fastened to the other opposing side part by means of a second join that is weaker than the first.
Each of the flaps has a proximal portion fastened to the coversheet and a distal edge with lengthwise elastic members fastened to the coversheet by the proximal portion over the whole length of the hygiene article and positioned with the fastened proximal portion transversely inward of the respective lengthwise edge of the absorbent pad over the whole length of the absorbent pad.
2 : something (as an ornament or badge) fastened to the clothing by a pin
In the other half, hang grain bags from rafters or build slat shelves from 2 x 4s laid on horizontal supports fastened to vertical wall studs.
2 : a strip or projection fastened to the bottom of a shoe to prevent slipping
The belt can be fastened to the rear part of the article.