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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 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

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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In relation to fastening components, industry participants also indicated that there is a very strong competing supplier, whose products are approved for use in most rail tracks, and is likely to continue to constrain Vossloh post acquisition.
The ACCC also considered concerns raised about the possible disclosure of confidential turnout and fastening information to the combined Vossloh-Austrak, but did not consider that it would cause a substantial lessening of competition.
Conventional Method for Serviceability Investigation of Fastening System.
A serviceability review of a concrete fastening system is performed by calculating the force acting on fastening devices by unit load applied to the railway bridge (LF1: unit rotation angle, LF2: vertical deflection, and LF3: unit wheel load), as shown in Figure 2.
For checking of the correctness of the solutions were measured deflection of elastic clips in the mounted rail fastenings. In particular, we studied the SB-3 rail fastenings with elastic clips SB7 for connection of the rails UIC60 to the sleepers.
Now for the build of tracks for main railway, subway or tram are using new designs of spring rail fastenings. These units are quite difficult to calculation, because they contain a number of contact connections.
The new fastening system's resilience also makes them ideal for securing service lines and equipment that have to be installed in areas that are exposed to the weather.
Swedish industrial group Gunnebo Industrier AB said on Tuesday (24 July) that the Norwegian competition authorities have approved its previously announced acquisition of the Norwegian fastening systems manufacturer Christiania Spigerverk AS.
Christiania Spigerverk manufactures a complete assortment of fastening systems for the construction industry and do-it-yourself users.
There are some limitations on the study: it covers the period from reed boats to the Liberty ships and is concerned only with the fastenings used in hull construction; it does not deal with the superstructure or masts, spars and booms.
The Pandrol FASTCLIP FC-16 fastening has been created for usage on ballasted track and is engineered to allow for easy maintenance.
Pandrols managing director for China Zhou Gang said: We successfully secured this project due to our proven technology and global experience in heavy haul fastening systems.
The partners have spent EUR 77m on what Vossloh says is Russia's most modern rail fastening factory.
Swedish companies Strangbetong Rail and Abetong will produce the sleepers, while Pandrol will offer pre-assembled fastening systems and under sleeper pads.
Pandrol will deliver its Fastclip FE elastic rail fastening system.