F'ASTEN, v.t. f'asn.
1. To fix firmly; to make fast or close; as, to fasten a chain to the feet, or to fasten the feet with fetters.
2. To lock, bolt or bar; to secure; as, to fasten a door or window.
3. To hold together; to cement or to link; to unite closely in any manner and by any means, as by cement, hooks, pins, nails, cords, &c.
4. To affix or conjoin.
The words Whig and Tory have been pressed to the service of many successions of parties, with different ideas fastened to them. Not common.
5. To fix; to impress.
Thinking, by this face,
To fasten in our thoughts that they have courage.
6. To lay on with strength.
Could he fasten a blow, or make a thrust, when not suffered to approach?
F'ASTEN, v.i. To fasten on, is to fix one's self; to seize and hold on; to clinch.
The leech will hardly fasten on a fish.