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fastening

 
Noun fastening has 2 senses
  1. fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing - restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
    --1 is a kind of restraint, constraint
    --1 has particulars:
     bellyband; buckle; button; carabiner, karabiner, snap ring; catch; clasp; cleat; clinch; clip; clothespin, clothes pin, clothes peg; corrugated fastener, wiggle nail; cotter, cottar; cringle, eyelet, loop, grommet, grummet; dowel, dowel pin, joggle; fillet, stopping; hook and eye; knot; lashing; link, linkup, tie, tie-in; lock; locker; nail; nut and bolt; paper fastener; pin; screw; seal; sealing wax, seal; slide fastener, zip, zipper, zip-fastener; snap, snap fastener, press stud; toggle; toggle bolt
    Derived form: verb fasten2
  2. fastening, attachment - the act of fastening things together
    --2 is a kind of joining, connection, connexion
    --2 has particulars:
     bonding, soldering; doweling; grounding, earthing; linkage; tying, ligature; welding; fixation
    Derived form: verb fasten1
Verb fasten has 4 senses
  1. fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
    --1 is one way to attach
    Antonyms: unfasten
    Derived forms: noun fastener1, noun fastener2, noun fastening2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  2. fasten - become fixed or fastened; "This dress fastens in the back"
    --2 is one way to
    attach
    Antonyms: unfasten
    Derived forms: noun fastener2, noun fastening1
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  3. fasten - attach to; "They fastened various nicknames to each other"
    --3 is one way to
    attach
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  4. tighten, fasten - make tight or tighter; "Tighten the wire"
    --4 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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