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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, to

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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: fasten, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.