fasten down

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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 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.
See also: down, fasten
References in classic literature ?
A moment longer he tarried to rearrange the disordered rugs, and then he left as he had entered, fastening down the rear wall of the tent as it had been before he had raised it.
"The Velcro fastening down the back of the sweater and bodywarmer means I can easily get Edward ready to go out when he's in his wheelchair.
Below deck an engineer was seen fastening down the safety valve in an attempt to build up more steam and muttering: `I'll make her go or burst her.'
Counter bored mounting holes are provided for fastening down from the top.
Best fashion snips we loved were a classic leather shoulder bag with a zip-top fastening down to pounds 25 from pounds 35 ; a siesta aari scarf in silk and cotton with hand embroidery now pounds 13 (from pounds 15) and jasper stone studs made in Peru down to pounds 9.
Det Insp Pearson revealed an armoured army camouflage sleeveless jacket, with a large pocket at the front, straps at the side and Velcro fastening down the front, identical to that worn by the gang member who was tackled by the soldiers.